Thursday, March 31, 2011

Josh's Surgery

Josh has naughty ears.

There is always an infection.


So yesterday, he got tubes.

Luckily his tonsils looked good - so no worries there. Just a quick 15 minute surgery for the tubes.

Josh and Daddy in the waiting room.

Josh was begging begging begging

for a drink and food.

We arrived at 0645 -

Surgery was scheduled for 0745

In the Pre-Op room We got back about 0720

Cuddling with Daddy

Watching Curious George

Glad to have pup-pup to keep Josh company

...while we waited...

Isn't this the cutest thing you've ever seen?!!

Reading stories with Daddy...


At 0800 Josh got medication to help him relax

Then we went for a wagon ride

He was waving, and blowing kisses -

Until the medication kicked in

and then he kept falling over

So we headed back to our room to cuddle.

Finally, cuddling Momma

The medication had kicked in.

Josh couldn't hold his head up.

He was drooling, and his eyes were so droopy.

It was pretty funny.

Josh went back into surgery about 0820, and was back to us about 0840. He was happy when he got to us, he was kissing all the nurses, and waving and then, the medication wore off and we had a monster on our hands... screaming, kicking, biting, hitting, scratching...he was one unhappy boy.

We packed up and headed home at 0900. After a good nap Josh woke up to find Grandma and Grandpa Marshall in our living room. He was super excited!

We spent the rest of the day enjoying time with Nick's parents. It was so thoughtful and nice of them to come down check on Josh.

Josh was spoiled! Thanks everyone for your support!

He got balloons and a cute stuffed puppy from the Marshall family (Aunt Adrienne, Uncle Gus, and Kids)

Balloons from Grandma and Grandpa Rawlinson

Bubbles and Treats from the Webbs

Already we can tell a difference in Josh. He is much happier He acts excited when he hears something new - it must sound different to him, without all the fluid in his ears.

Hopefully soon - he'll start to talk but for now, we love his cute sign language!


heidi said...

Poor little cutie.
I hope his tubes help his ears!
love the picture of you and him cuddling, its darling.

Amber Blair said...

Glad he's feeling better with the tubes!! Ear infections are no fun at all.

Derek and Lisa Larson said...

Oh my goodness! I had no idea he was having to have surgery! I'm glad you're all doing OK.

Julie said...

sorry i'm not a very good bestester friend - I didn't know about this! I'm glad to hear that everything went well with Josh! I just want to cuddle the cutie pie!