Today, we headed back to Boston for the big reveal. The doctor had told him that he wouldn't have to wear the bandage helmet after today. Jordan was very eager to get rid of it.
Sadly, the doctor changed his mind and wanted Jordan to wear it for another week. MAJOR BUMMER.
However....I am a little concerned about the redness. He had a reaction last time and we never figured out what caused it. I'll be keeping an eye on that.
And we're not really digging the lovely shaving job they did. haha
The nurse tried to get that white cotton off his ear and as she tugged on it a bit, things got interesting. Jordan suddenly went white as a sheet and started to close his eyes. I asked him if he was okay and he nodded and said he was tired.
I thought that was odd.
He could barely open his eyes. He was totally silent, didn't appear to be in pain, but he was so white.
I kept watching him and trying to listen to the doctor, who was talking to me.
Finally, I walked over to him and asked if he was okay.
He said the same thing...yes, but he was tired.
Hmmmm.... Something was definitely not right.
He got whiter and I told the nurse I thought something was wrong with him.
She took one look at his white face and said he needed to lie down with his feet elevated.
He was about to pass out.
Bless his little heart.
We kept talking to him but he mostly laid there with his eyes closed. He would occasionally respond though.
Once he started to come out of it, the nurse set him slightly up and then waited about 10 minutes to set him fully upright. Then she had him sit upright for another 10 minutes to make sure he wasn't going to have another episode. In all, it was about a half hour adventure.
And now I have learned one more nursing thing on my way to my honorary nursing degree. hee.
He eventually was well enough to get upright and then we stopped by the cafeteria so that he could get a snack.
So...one more week with the bandage helmet and then hopefully no more of that until his third and final surgery.