Monday, July 07, 2008
Lots of stuff
running through my mind as I will make an effort to get some sleep after I type the events of our day. First, we are so thankful for successfull surgery. At about 2:30 we got to see Mason for the first time post-op. Ben did well - I did not. I was struck by the way he looked and couldn't spend much time in the room. Then I felt like an awful Mom because I didn't even have enough courage to stay by his bed. I worked through it and went back and Mason's nurse was very patient with me and went through every little spot on his body and explained the reason for each port, IV, and tube. It helped but I still couldn't console my baby. He has spent most of the afternoon and evening in semi-sleep. He awakens quite often and needs comfort (which is nearly impossible to give). At about 9ish tonight he seemed to start to be able to console himself a bit more but nothing like the Mason from yesterday. He still hasn't had anthing to drink or eat and his throat is a bit raw from the tube (which they removed just after surgery.) Ben went to get some rest at about 7 tonight and was back by 10. I will go do my best to get some sleep now. The doctor does rounds about 9 tomorrow am - hopefully more good news then. All in all he is well - just suffering from the trauma of the operation. Thanks for praying. We all need rest - good night!!