Was a success! I updated on facebook but thought I'd let you all know on here. It was an early morning- we arrived at 6:00 am and Bennett was having fun checking things out in the hospital room....
(iPone pics-checking his reflection in the window)
Bennett wooed all the nurses as well as some patients waiting to go back for their surgeries-lol and I got the feeling he was in good hands. I handed him off at 8:00 am and at 8:50 the surgeon came out to tell me all went as planned and that I could see him in a few minutes. They called me back shortly after that and the nurse anesthetist who gladly took him from my arms before the surgery was cuddling him in the rocking chair. She said he made her day and couldn't get over how sweet he was;).
From there it was just a long day in the hospital room waiting to be discharged.
Bennett was a little groggy at first, wondering what all the wires were for but he did great, it was his mommy that wanted out of there! But I'm very thankful for the nurses and doctors that took great care of him and even though it took longer to be released, I'm glad I made the decision to switch the surgery to the hospital.
Bennett is back to normal today, playing, eating, etc. Sooo glad it is over and hope and pray we don't have to have any more surgeries!!
Thank you so much for keeping him in your prayers!!!
PS-for those of you that have little ones that are "hard stick patients" when it comes to getting blood- I mentioned this to the nurses and doctors and they said that Bennett would be asleep so it wouldn't be a traumatic event. They ended up putting the iv in his foot (side, near ankle) and said this is usually where they put the iv in kids?? They said they had no problems getting it in or finding his vein and I asked if this was an option when getting blood and they said definitely. I guess the vein is more prominent in this area and may be easier to find. The last few times have been a nightmare for us so I'm definitely going to suggest this at the first sign of problems when we go. The anesthesiologist said that there was actually a study done on patients with DS and their veins being harder to get to (smaller in size) so that it was a common issue they saw.