With Asher's successful surgery, we have come to the end of the three scheduled surgeries the Trousdell Five had to endure this year.
Big sigh of relief.
Asher's went well today. He went in about 30 minutes late so by the time he had surgery he had gone over 15 hours with anything to eat or drink. I went in to the OR with him, but the anaesthetic was not traumatic for him because they had given him a sedative, or for me because I knew the respiratory therapist from the boys' days in the NICU so kept myself distracted by talking to him.
Similar to last time, the surgery was a big success. Different from last time, they didn't give him any morphine to try to prevent the recovery problems he had with his last surgery. Thankfully, recovery went well and he was back with us within the hour of surgery ending, free from oxygen and only attached to an oxygen monitor for a very short time.
Unfortunately, without the morphine he was in a lot of pain and he seemed very distraught and confused. He literally cried for an hour straight which is something Asher has never subjected us to and was terribly heartbreaking to watch.
Thankfully when he did calm down he became more like himself quite quickly so we were able to come home without too much of a wait. We put him straight to bed where he remains.
Thanks for thinking of him, and all of us today. If you've called or plan on calling we appreciate it but probably won't pick up as we are exhausted.
Here's hoping the next few days are comfortable and mostly pain free and he'll be back to himself in no time.