Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Josh is recovering well!

I'll tell ya...it has been one year since Josh's first surgery with us. (he had two in China) What a difference a year makes. He was so sweet to the nurses....did everything we needed him to do without any struggle. And he woke up from Anesthesia with an upset tummy....vomited a few times....and never cried! And when he felt better in his tummy...he ate 4 Popsicles and we went home. Pain blocker is in tact for about 24 hours...and after that it may get a bit more difficult, but for now...we are doing well.

My dad helped get the kids from school and took them to dinner and it was the easiest surgery day we have ever had! :) Thanks Dad!

Did the surgery work? Well...I hope so!! :) ha ha ha...You can't tell till the swelling goes down, but the hole in the pee pee was fixed and some reconstruction of the testicles took place. It is kind of swollen and black and blue down there now...but the surgeon said it went as well as he could have ever expected!

And the nurses had a field day with Josh. They kept giving him gifts to vie for his attention. He cleaned up with 4 sticker books - 3 beanie babies...and the ultimate winner was the nurse with the Micky Mouse doll!! :)

Thank you for all of the prayers and phone calls and just the love that we feel today, a day when thing are not at their easiest. Knowing that you are not alone is 98% of the battle...and I know I am NEVER alone! :)


Ellen said...

Oh ... I didn't know Josh was scheduled for another surgery. Glad to hear that all went well and that Josh is recovering nicely. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way. Hang in there, Mama!

Mandie said...

I too didn't realize the little man was having surgery. I am so happy all has gone well. Prayerfully, he will bounce back and all will be well very soon. Blessings to you all!

Erica said...

Love that boy! What a trooper! Hugs and more hugs all around! NOW GET HERE~