Spittin’ Mad

January 25, 2006

…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!

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8 Responses to “Spittin’ Mad”

  1. heidi jo says:

    poor little darling! oh i just wish i could cuddle him too – but then again, i’m sure he’d have none of it! at least i could play with tanner if i was nearby. :)

  2. Missy E says:

    Keep cuddling with mom and dad Ty! What a brave guy! So glad to hear things are better than expected. Praise God :)

  3. Carrie P. says:

    So glad to hear that things are going so well, relatively speaking. Praying that things continue to be better than expected and that you are all able to get some sleep tonight!

  4. Cathy M says:

    I am happy to hear that things are getting better. We both know that medical procedures are never fun and we pray so hard to get through them. In His hands Doni…in His hands!
    Love ya! from up here in Wisconsin!

  5. Cathy M says:

    I am happy to hear that things are getting better. We both know that medical procedures are never fun and we pray so hard to get through them. In His hands Doni…in His hands!
    Love ya! from up here in Wisconsin!

  6. Jennifer C. says:

    Sweet Ty-man, sometimes spittin’ mad is the only way to get the point across…I’m so sorry you had to go through that. Doni, I refused narcotic pain meds after Sam’s last surgery because of the way he acted last year after his first surgery. I think he was just mad and disoriented and they took it as pain. He calmed down tremendously when he was in familiar surroundings and away from all the people in scrubs! I pray you & Jim are getting rest and your anxiety is decreasing…

  7. heidi jo says:

    how’s our boy this morning? did anyone get sleep last night? hope you are well today!

  8. Lois...yeah, from MI!! says:

    So glad to read that this surgery is now…in the past. You know, Doni, that this spit-fire is your 25 weeker survivor…. He IS a fighter, now isn’t he?!?

    Giving him cyber-hugs…probably the only ones he’ll take from me right now.

    AND!! Catching up on your recent info. about moving…need to talk to dh…wouldn’t that be a hoot??? LOL!!

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