thursday morning, luke had tubes put in his ears. the day before, a nurse called jeff giving instructions on what to do. we were to be at the surgery center at 6 am for a 7 o’clock surgery. (we got an early morning phone call from mom- the clock says 6- shoot, we were supposed to be there now. ( i think the alarm never went off. but jeff says it did and he kept hitting snooze) so, thanks for the wake up call, mom) Luke could not have anything to eat or drink for 8 hours prior. there was a little bit of paperwork to be filled out.
Luke waiting to be called back.
we got taken back to the pre-op room fairly quickly. the nurse came to ask questions about luke. (you know- the common dr questionnaire) then we waited for an hour and a half for them to take luke back.
the nurse took luke from jeff and carried him out. luke was crying and reaching for dad. jeff said that was the hardest moment in his life. nothing you can do for him.
we both went to the bathroom and when we came out the dr was on his way to get us. he said everything went well. 5 minutes later we were able to go to be with him in the recovery room. he did great. the nurses said that kids usually wake up screaming, but luke was fine. we took him home and took naps.
we have eardrops to give him for the first week. he is supposed to wear earplugs for the first wekk if he takes a bath or goes swimming. after that, he can do whatever he wants without earplugs.