Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Update on Joe

Thanks for everyone who prayed for Joesph. His surgery went really well, "as well as it could go," as the surgeon put it. The anesthesiologist took him from me right at 7:30 and in under an hour, we were back with him in the recovery room. He was fussy and pathetic sounding right at first, but he quickly fell asleep in my arms and stayed there sucking away on his paci for about 2 hours. The anesthesiologist wanted to keep him for 2 hours, "since he's so little," as she put it.

I thought it was interesting that they did the traditional anesthesia by putting the tube down his throat, and they also gave him a "baby epidural" as she called it for the pain. Apparently they don't like to give them too many opioids that put them deeply to sleep, so they do the epidural for the pain and the tube down the throat with some medications to keep him asleep so he doesn't wiggle.

It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I only shed a few tears right when she took him. I knew that God was in control, and I know He gave me his peace as all of you prayed.

Thanks for your love an support!! We are so glad that is over!


Sarah said...

Yay! Praise God!

Erica and Colin said...


shannabanana418@gmail.com said...

Wow! I'm so glad that everything went smoothly. I just read your previous post, too, and I feel so silly for the message I left you last Tues. How is little Joseph doing now??

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