He had a hard time after the four hour surgery with nausea and struggling to wake up. I wish they would have just let him sleep it off! He probably should have been admitted overnight. The anesthesiologist thought he would need to be. But nope....we were heading home a few hours after he was parked in the recovery room. I felt so bad for him because I knew that if we had just let him lie still and sleep, he most likely would not have thrown up. UGGGGHHHHHH.
Waiting to be taken back to surgery....
And after... So tired.
Afterwards, the doctor said he needed one more surgery to finish Jordan's earlobe and also to kill some of the hair follicles that cause hair to grow out of the top of the ear.
Jordan has had to wear the 'helmet' since surgery but we are hoping that this Friday will be the last day of it.
We were able to get a peek at his new ear when the bandages were changed last week but his ear was so swollen that it looked nothing like it will look when its healed.
Which is good because it was a bit unsettling.
The doctor assured us that he was pleased with how it looked for one week post-op.
"Ahhhhh....my head can breathe!"
But not for long. The helmet had to go back on.
I think he is an incredibly patient child.
Now for the fun part. Not.
Hahaha...we thought this was so funny! Thankfully, they taped his 'stem' down.
I am so proud of him! He doesn't complain, he just deals with it and goes about his day.