Before we knew it his name was called and we were heading back into pre-op. They did all of AJ's vitals and then brought us back to our curtain area to change into his gown and wait for his turn. When we took the tour the nurse showed us all of the curtain areas for kids. They have four of them. One had trains, one had trucks, one had animals and one had ladybugs. AJ was excited going from room to room deciding which one he'd hope to have.
We were escorted to this room:
|Talk about a sign -- I asked and we got it. This is the only ladybug room in the pre-op area.|
We were in that area for about an hour. The anesthesiologist came in, the nurse anesthetist, AJ's doc and a few other nurses all introducing themselves and going over the procedure.
|All ready to go!|
|Playing a little while we waited to see the Doctors|
About an hour later the doctor came out and told us he did great. Everything went as planned and we could see him in recovery.
|All done, giving us a thumbs up.|
Everyone at the surgery center was wonderful. They really made it a good experience not only for AJ but for us as well.
We're all glad it's done. Recovery has been a little tough -- nights especially, but he's getting there. Hopefully by next week he'll be back to his old self.