Initially we were told we would be at the hospital until at least 4:00 tonight - so they could make sure he was taking fluids, going to the bathroom, and not going to throw up. Surgery was at 11:00 (I got to go back to the surgery room with him, and this reinforces my belief I could never be a nurse. Actually, I tried to get Todd to go back with him - sympathetic tear ducts here - but Todd couldn't fit into the jumpsuit and booties you have to put on), he was done with surgery at 11:30, by 12:15 he was moved to the ambulatory care unit (the pediatric recovery unit was full) and by 1:00 he had run the nurses ragged asking for popsicles, ice, jello and water.
His doctor came in at 1, totally shocked at how well he was doing, and sent him home at 2:00. I think he had something like 8 popsicles at the hospital and 2 or 3 things of jello. So for now, he is recovering very well. I'm expecting the worst at some point - but we were told to keep him on a strict Tylenol schedule. We've pretty much depleted a 3 lb. jar of applesauce, I've made 3 batches of jello (just since we've been home at 2:30, and this is him in a quiet moment:
Boys. . . .what more do I need to say????
I did work on this quilt last night and for about an hour when we got home (and Tyler was supposed to be taking a nap - the nurse said the anesthesia would make him groggy - yeah right). It's a great project - it's quick, goes together easy and I am in love with it. Of course, it's not getting the other projects that I have started finished, but. . . you'll have that sometimes right?