Last week we made our journey to Philadelphia for Jadon to have a wrist tendon transfer with Dr. Kozin. It was quite an adventure due to winter weather conditions! We left on New Years Day and knew that a big snow storm was heading for the eastern states. We were crossing our fingers hoping we could beat it there. We did but by only an hour! It was a close call but thankfully, we managed to get into the Front & Erie Ronald McDonald House! Here is a pic of Jadon with Ronald....we try to get one of him each time we stay!
While we waited for Jadon to get out of surgery we got a chance to talk with another BPI family. They were in the waiting area waiting for their son's turn to have surgery. Their son was 15. I always like to meet the older kids and see that they are happy, successful children. Visiting with two families in the waiting room, made time fly by. Before we knew it we were being called to come to the PACU.
Just like after his shoulder reduction/tendon transfer Jadon slept for several hours after surgery. That anesthesia really drags him down!
After several hours of sleeping he finally decided to wake up! He was happy and seemed to be in very little pain. He was very, very hungry! He had two apple juice cups first to make sure his tummy was okay then he proceeded to eat three singe serve packages of graham crackers, a cup of applesauce, a pkg. of cookies and some milk. Before long it was dinner time. He chowed down on some pizza! By evening he was smiling and happy!
I was worried about how his night would go. Was worried that pain might get worse and he would not be able to sleep well. He had no issues and slept through the whole night...as well as you can when people come in every few hours to check vitals and change IV fluids. In the morning he was ready for pancakes and to go home!