As soon as we walked into recovery, we could hear him screaming. For a bit I thought it was maybe just the anesthesia that was making him so inconsolable, but he was actually in a lot of pain. The recovery nurse actually thought that the pain blocker they gave him maybe just didn't work, because he was beyond upset. The nurse had to get orders to give him three doses of a narcotic pain killer to help him calm down. And on top of that, his sutures started bleeding, so they had to apply some pressure to get the bleeding under control, which definitely added to the pain. He's still uncomfortable, but the pain is much better now. And hopefully he'll sleep well tonight and feel even better in the morning.
Despite our long wait in pre-op, Stephen did really great playing and entertaining the nurses. Here are two pics of him in his hospital pjs waiting for surgery:
Here we are ready to go back to the OR. I admittedly didn't do so well this time. The easiest of all the surgeries and I totally cried leaving the OR, but this was the only when he had been completely awake going into the OR and kind of knew what was going on. The poor little guy looked so scared when I laid him down on the table. But thankfully he was out pretty quick.
And here he is with Daddy once the drugs kicked in and he felt a bit more comfortable.
Now he and Daddy are curled up in the recliner watching golf and probably dozing :). Thank you for all the prayers are support!!!!