Thursday, April 27, 2006
Getting Ready for Surgery Day
Surgery Day, it is almost here. I'm not sure if we are ready....at all. For the first surgery it was a easy decision, but it seems different to me this time. Probably because Jack is hearing now and we can communicate with him and he can understand. Going bilateral is not going to be a BIG noticeable change, it will be very subtle ( I think). It is going to be great for Jack in noise and for location of where sound is coming from and I think he will notice an improvement for sure in these areas. It is just not the same decision as going from the first to the second. Anyway, enough of my mumbling. I am looking forward to the surgery being done.
Jack's was not so good when he had his first surgery, he woke up cranky and he was trying to rip his IV out and taking his head dressing off, kicking and screaming. If it was like that at 23 months what will it be like at 4!!!!! He is a lot stronger now and his will is just as strong if not stronger. The day after his first surgery he was a little groggy, but really back to normal. One thing that will help now is Jack can hear, so I will be able to talk to him after surgery, after the first surgery he was still not able to hear me so I could not comfort him with words. Can you imagine what that must have been like for him....Scary?! I guess I'm assuming that everything will be the same as it was before......I'll let you know. Another thing is he is in school now, so I'm really debating if I should send him to school the week after surgery? I'll have to wait and see.
So as the days get closer and closer I am getting more and more nervous. Understandably. I will keep you everyone posted. Please say a little prayer for our little guy. Thank you.