Friday, May 22, 2009


Happily, Harrison's surgery appears to have been a raging success. Actually, apart from a little fussiness, one would never know that Harry underwent a procedure yesterday. Aaron and I watched in wonder yesterday afternoon as Harrison stuck his tongue out for the very first time, and he seems to have an easier time eating as well.

The surgery itself was incredibly quick. He was taken to the OR around 8:00am, and by 8:15, we were already having the post-op meeting with his doctor. The longest part of the day came when we had to stay in the recovery room for four hours because Harrison was very close to the "preemie" cutoff and they wanted to monitor him for a bit longer than they would with full-term babies.

So, that's behind us. I'll be very happy if we can stay away from the hospitals for a while now.


Carrie said...

Yay! It must have been very scary to face your baby going under anesthesia.

Super Ninja Mommy said...

I'm so glad it went well!

Sara said...

yep, the anesthesia part is what scared me the most. i was super glad that they didn't need to place an iv to sedate him, because that would have been even more worrisome for me. they just masked him down and that was enough for the short procedure.