I guess the hospital has done a terrible job transferring phone calls to me. So with that said, I have finally had a few minutes to jump on my blog and let you know that we were discharged and Carson is home. He did such a great job and mommy is so proud.
First off, the surgery was suppose to be at 3:25 and we didn't get to go down until 5:30. Surgery took about an hour and half and then he was out. It lasted so much shorter than we ever thought. Dr Nicklaus came down and said everything went very well and that she didn't see anything wrong with his anatomy. So with that being said, his swallowing issues are for a different reason. She also said that his vocal cords did look a little swollen and she didn't have any rhyme or reason for that. When he came into recovery they were able to take his breathing tube out then but they did have to give him a breathing treatment. When he finally started coming around they let us in to see him. He was crying hysterically and was so scared. It literally took us two + hours to finally calm him down.
After we settled in his room (which was probably close to 10:00PM), Charlie and I just pretty much rocked him. He finally drank some apple juice and even ate some jello. I was pretty impressed with that. They finally took him off his O2 and IV around midnight. I finally got him to sleep and rocked him until about 3:30AM when Charlie woke up and took over. He stayed asleep until about 7:15. We didn't get him to eat anything but he did drink some more apple juice for us.
The Resident Dr came by around 10 or so and said since he is doing so well and his lungs were sounding great, we could be discharged today if we wanted. So I didn't give that a second thought. We got packed up and got him home and I have been loving on him ever since. As long as we keep his Loritab in him, he seems to be doing fine. He did however stay awake ALL day and didn't go to sleep until around 8:00PM. I don't know if he is having a fear of us leaving him or what. He has been extra clingy but after all he has been through, I don't mind at all.
Anyways, that is it for now. I will post some pictures of Carson tomorrow when I get the time.
I do want to tell every one of you that I'm so thankful for all of the thoughts, prayers, phone call, and comments you all have left. I knew he would be okay with so many thinking of him. Look at what all of your prayers did? It got Carson home a lot sooner than we ever dreamed of. Thanks again!