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!!