Monday, September 20, 2010
E and B had their ear tube surgery today. They are happy owners of a new ear drainage system. The surgery went good. We arrived early (7:00am), boys changed into the hospital pajamas (and played with some toys), we got the run down, and at 7:45am they have Ethan the "purple medicine". Given his demeanor change it must of been pretty good stuff. They were a little goofy and in a different zone than us. Ethan went back first and then they took Bennett. The surgery is very short. Only about 15 minutes. But then they had to wake up so we were childless for about 30 minutes. Ethan came back a little sleepy and drank some juice. Bennett came back crying and then the dam broke. For about 45 minutes we dealt with glass shattering screams and inconsolable children. We were the life of the party around there. We tried everything, even a Barney video and I hate that purple dinosaur. I felt bad for all the other patients that were about to go into their surgery. We didn't help in creating a stress free environment. Before they handed out ear plugs to everyone on the unit, they decided to let us go. We had crying for the majority of the car ride. Ethan feel asleep so we hit a couple of drive thrus and then headed home. We left the hospital about 10:00am and got home around noon. Thank goodness Nanny Molly was home when we arrived. She took over and I went to pump. I made it back down stairs about 2 and a half hours later. Not telling what I was doing, but it has three letters and starts with a N. The boys had a nice long 2 hour nap and have been doing just fine. We are excited to see if the tubes have an affect on their verbal development and we are looking forward to an ear infection free winter. Glad I took this picture before they had their surgery otherwise I am sure I would have never gotten one.