Thursday, January 26, 2012

So Long Stoma! Surgery is DONE!

When we arrived yesterday and it was all fun and games! Our own room, a cozy bed, flat screen TV, snacks and nice nurses helping us!

Oh and did I mention play doh, movies and puzzles!

Yep, Sammy thought he was on a vacation


they put that NG tube down his nose...

the mood, rightfully so, quickly changed...

If our little guy coulda found an exit, he woulda been outta here in a blink of an eye!

Thank goodness they had hospital BINGO on their station and Mista Sam won 2 games!
Yep, it was pretty fun!
We got bingo on our little cards and we called the hospital TV station up on the phone- his voice was on the TV and twice he announced to ALL the other patients watching 

They delivered his prize to our room!
He was thrilled and even forgot for a moment about his NG tube!

The tube came out later in the night!

At 7:00am this morning we headed to the OR!

At 7:45am Sammy and his two friends, Frankie and George (resting next to him) were waving goodbye to Mom and heading to surgery.

The colostomy closure went well (and so did the other little something we had done)!
His abdomen looks wonderful- I can't believe the stoma is gone!

The other procedure is causing him a bit of discomfort right now... if ya know what I mean!
FYI- it was not me (I'm proclaiming my innocence) that felt strongly about this but instead the men and boys of the family! 

And this picture that you see above is nothing but a very cute clock!!
How come I never see something like this in the stores??
Wouldn't that be cute in a little boys room?
It was also set at the wrong time...
Hello people! 
Daylight savings time ended quite a while ago!
So I fixed it!

And here is our patient!
The party is over- he does not like to be stuck in a bed feeling yucky and uncomfortable with wires and tubes coming out of every orifice! 
(BTW- they put another NG tube in- poor guy)

He will improve with each day and sometime mid next week we will head home!

Thank you Jesus for a successful surgery!

Praising HIM!

Thank you for your prayers!


Jo's Corner said...

Poor little guy! I nearly fainted the first time I had to assist with the first baby boy "procedure"! They didn't use ANY novacaine! YOUCH! Bit, better to do this now, than to have any problems and need it later in life. Mama, just push those Nurses to stay on top with his pain meds! For some crazy reasons, children always get treated differently than adults, when it comes to giving pain medications. No grown man would EVER go through what Sam has endured and NOT be getting good pain control! So ask for it to be given ASAP, so he has it BEFORE the pain gets out of control. Little children should never have to "request" their pain medications! Praise God, that Sam NOW has a Mommy and Daddy to be with him! He has advocates who love him dearly, something he never had in his past surgeries in Ch*na! I will Pray that Sam and Mommy get some rest tonight! Hopefully, you'll have a good Nurse who is full of compassion for your sweet son! And, I'm thinking that Sam will be back to Winning Bingo by tomorrow afternoon! Love You Both!!

Joy said...

That looks like the COOLEST hospital! I'm glad he's doing fine. He is such a handsome little guy. Thank you for sharing about your experience. It helps make that particular SN less scary for prospective adoptive parents.

Our youngest son is having the same "boy" procedure done Monday but only because his SN is in the same place and they have to move it out of the way to get to the SN. Otherwise, I too would leave it alone. :-)

Vicky said...

Wow..poor baby! Front and back ends hurting! Praying everything heals quickly!

Jennifer P said...

Glad to hear that it went well. Sammy looks like a real trooper.

Sarah said...

Oh, I am soooo glad that it went well! Thank you, Jesus!

living4him5 said...

Praise the LORD!!!

He is too precious Jean!!

Amy <><

Sally-Girl! said...

So glad it went well!!! Keep on top of EVERYTHING!!! Mostly meds!!! What a doll baby!!!

Shonni said...

I am so happy for your little man to have this behind him. Praying he feels better soon.

Difference2This1 said...

Hope your cute boy is feeling better soon!! Blessings, Jennifer

Lori said...

He's such a cutie pie! So glad it went smoothly.

I will be praying for him as her recovers!

Sammy said...

Wow, God bless him (oh guess He already has). : - ))

Chad and Kristy said...

Bless him! He is so precious! My 7 year old had to have the "procedure" done this year because when he was born it was not done correctly. Long story short it became very infected and a very painful procedure was done to help clear up the infection...oh it was just awful! Then we went back in and had the necessary procedure to correct the mistake. He was out of PE for a month and wore lose clothing but he said the pain was not that bad (compared to the first if that makes sense). Be very, very thankful you got this taken care of now than later. You may very well saved him from a lot worse pain:)

Have a wonderful weekend with those precious kids of yours!

Yvette said...

What an awesome little guy you have there, and blessings that his stoma is gone, and prayers for a quick recovery!

The Heald Family said...

poor guy:( Glad the surgery is over though!
Praying for your time together.

Tesseraemum said...

Sweet Boy! Praying everything works just the way it should and you are on your way home quickly!!

McNew Family said...

So glad to hear that all went well. Prayers for him that all will continue to go well on all issues!