…that’s how he woke up! When the nurse came out to get us after surgery she said “you got a real screamer!”. He was (as predicted) inconsolable. He has such a hard time with anesthesia. The anesthesiologist suggested that Ty’s brain hemorrhages may have made him neuro sensitive thus a worse reaction to anesthesia recovery than other kids. He got so agitated that Jim had to hold him because he was hard for me to restrain. Kickin’, SPITTIN’, and arching his little back – and crying blood (literally). They finally had to move us into a private, dark, quiet room to help calm him. The nurse got permission to drug him with demerol but I said “no thanks”. The last time this happened, they drugged him with narcotics which made it way WORSE and then we had to force him into withdrawal. Didn’t want a repeat of THAT so I opted to wait it out. She agreed that a minor percentage of kids do have an escalation in irritability after narcotics so she was quick to hear me out on that one.
He then fell asleep with daddy and he hasn’t wanted daddy out of his site all day. It took him several hours to get acclimated but he is doing MUCH better now. He is starving and wants to eat eat eat (which I take as a good sign). He is still pretty fussy but not quite as bad as I anticipated. The eyes look really good right now but they told me the blood wouldn’t travel for a couple of day’s so we’ll see how he looks Friday. He does seem a bit off balance right now and he is real blinky. I can’t tell how much he is seeing and he is very parent dependant but fairing better than I expected actually. Thank you for your many prayers. We are so thankful to have such a support group!