Sunday, June 14, 2009

Post Op Thoughts

Well...everything is all good....NOW!
Let me just say it has been a very emotional 2 1/2 weeks. At the beginning, we were stressed and scared....soooo much so that i couldnt sleep and was constantly worrying that something was gonna happen....but I realized that these were my emotions taking over and I wasnt being realistic. Dr Hurst is an ANGEL, a SAINT really! After 4 long hours of surgery, Dominick came out of surgery with a new palette....I know that God was looking after him because before surgery, as we were meeting the whole medical team, there was Dr. Lucas (anesthesiologist) old friend, a familiar face...BLESSED and relieved...Dominick was in good hands. It is simply amazing what these wonderful doctors can much time and patience for these children and all i can say is WOW!
The first week was the far the longest week of my life. Dominick would not eat for 4 days. We tried everything soft...nothing seemed to work....He wouldnt sleep for more than 2 hours at a time...and was connected too my chest!!!! So awesome! He was released the day after surgery because he was drinking fluids and taking his meds, but man, all I can say is the this kid is my HERO...MY brave boy! He is such a gift from God and I am the luckiest mom alive...
So he finally eat some baby food! and was starting to drink his milk from the sippy cup...YAY NO MORE SPECIAL NEEDS FEEDER! I guess that one way to ween him from his bottle...hahaha...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Thoughts before surgery!

I am now a little nervous for tomorrow! Its an overwhelming feeling of excitement, anxiety, and anger! My little boy has no idea what his little mouth and body is gonna have to go through tomorrow. And to be honest, as mentally prepared as you may think you are before any major surgery, its scary! I think its part of the process! I love my kids and all I want to do is protect them from any harm! Geez! All I can do is give it to God and trust in his doctor....I am praying that all goes well and for a safe recovery! I love you Dominick Rene....God bless you my love!