I was very nervous about them putting him to sleep. Although Jubal did well during the procedure, he didn't like it much in recovery. I was concerned about how Gentry would be in recovery as well. Little did I know just how well he would do throughout the entire process.
Getting ready to go back.
He was making some silly faces before he went back. This was before the "gogo juice" even got him. He was just feeling good about being the center of every one's attention. He loved all of his nurses, and the anesthesiologist.
Good sugar right before going back.
He was sitting on his bed talking to one of his nurses when the meds kicked in. It was so funny. His little face just went blank and he started leaning, about to fall over. They laid him down, and started to roll him out.
I wish now that I had thought about taking a picture of him being wheeled down the hall. He had his little arm propped behind his head, looking all cute as if he were posing for us all. Grinning from ear to ear. All the nurses just ooohhed & aaahhhed all the way through the halls. :)
Jubal chilling out while we waited for surgery to be over.
The surgery lasted about an hour or so. When they called me back to recovery I wasn't sure what to expect. My big boy was so good, though. There were no tears, no screaming out, no anxiety, nothing. He immediately started drinking some juice, and they went ahead and moved us to a room. I was so proud of him!!
He was so calm. I could tell he was still groggy and his little mouth was sore, but he was just as precious as ever. We stayed in recovery for about 45 minutes to make sure his tummy could handle his juice and there were no complications from the anesthesia.
I caught Jubal pooping while on the phone, so I have to share this pic...
He's going to kill me one day for this. HA!
After leaving the outpatient center, we headed home. Gentry slept all the way. When we got home we gave him some Tylenol and he went back to sleep. He rested well, and when he got up later he ate what he could since his gums were a little sore. After a bath and more Tylenol, he was ready for bed again.
I'm so proud of the brave little warrior I have. He did so good. :)