Saturday, January 24, 2009

4 Tubes In... 4 Adenoids Out

The twins had their surgeries on Thursday and everything went really well. It was a stressful few days (of course) but they've been so sick for so long... I'm very convinced that this was the right thing to do.

Part of the stress for me was that the boys were scheduled for 11:15 and 11:30 am. We were told they could not eat or have milk after midnight. I was VERY stressed about this... BUT when the pre-op nurse called on Wednesday she said I could give them Apple Juice and Jello until 8 am... SCORE. I had the boys up before 7 and stuffed them with as much Jello as I could. (They didn't mind :)


We had to arrive at the surgery center at 10 am (which was almost an hour away!) We thought there was some important reason for this... we were unable to figure that reason out. We sat in the waiting room until 11:15. This gave Grandpa and I plenty of time to worry while the boys had time to play and realize that Jello is not a very filling breakfast. (Note the empty bottle my poor baby has... They were starting to panic w/o their milk... they held onto those empty bottles w/ a death grip!)



Grandpa and I took both boys back into the pre-op area. Matthew was taken back for his procedure first. The surgeon came out within a few minutes to tell us everything had gone very well and to take Danny back. We were told that he also did great and were called to the Recovery Room for Matthew just a few moments later. That was not the best part of the day.

Poor Matthew. He had a really hard time coming out of the anesthesia. He was screaming, trying to pull out his IV, pushing me, and fighting. It was very, very hard to calm him down.



Danny was also full of tears when he was brought back a few minutes later. However, his didn't last. Danny quickly cuddled in and fell asleep on my shoulder.



Overall things went very well. The boys have been sleeping, eating, and playing since Thursday night. They are pretty much back to themselves already. Dr. Andrews said that their adenoids were HUGE so he thinks that these procedures are going to help them get healthy and STAY healthy... which will make it all worth it! Thank you all so much for all the well-wishes and prayers!!

7 comments:

jag said...

I just emailed you. I'm SO happy things went well. I was worried. The pics of them on your lap are priceless. Sometimes, only Mommy will do. BTW, you look fantastic!

nicole_dib said...

Glad to hear that everything went so well! That pic is priceless of the three of you!

Call us when they are up for a playdate!

Pres-tone said...

Geez these things happen fast these days. Did they even change them out of their clothes? I'm glad it isn't a more major surgery, but it's creepy to think they can remove body parts and add tubes so quickly. Is that blood coming out of Danny's mouth on your shirt? Aww poor baby...

Marcie said...

They didn't change their clothes... isn't that crazy? It is a "no cut" surgery so they don't have to be quite as sterile I guess. (They stick the tubes in and vacuum out the adenoids... yuck.) And yes it was QUICK. Both of their ears and noses bled a little... and Matt's arm was VERY bloody from fighting w/ his IV... I think the blood is from Matt's arm but there's no telling... it wasn't Danny's mouth though lol.

Marcie said...

Thanks Jenna :) And yes, they ONLY wanted Mommy. They looked at Grandpa and screamed lol. I was so relieved that I didn't really want to share them anyway... you better start working out Jenna :)

The Fegers said...

Oh, how sad, and sweet, and overall good I'm sure. Good to have it in the PAST now.

charlottenacole said...

The pics are priceless. Hope they are doing better. Will call soon too see if they were up all of Friday night!