Friday, February 5, 2010

Lip and Nose Surgery - Jan 28, 2010

Well its here...Dominick is ready and prepped for his 4th surgery. What an amazing baby boy. I know I keep saying it, but we are truly blessed to have him. He always has a smile on his face and thats what keeps me going....I know he is strong and brave and he can get through anything.

He is a daddy's boy right now! So ONLY daddy could help him. We took Mickey with us because he really loves him. The nurses were soooo sweet and having fun and dressed Mickey up to show Dominick that it was ok to get ready...He was having soooo much fun and was such a ham...making everybody laugh...I was sooo proud...After a shot of the goofy gas, he was ready for anything. Although, as I handed him off to the anesthesiologist, he was NOT happy. He slapped him soooo hard in the face...LOL! I know I shouldn't laugh, but it was sooo funny! We did feel bad and apologized...but maybe because he wanted Dr Lucas...(;))

The surgery took about 4 1/2 hrs and it seemed like time was standing still...I was starting to get anxious and his doc, an angel, in my opinion, Dr hurst, came out and sat down and said that everything went smoothly...He told us that he would look different and might be a little upset...We were ready!

We walked in to a crying baby...He was in a lot of pain and a little out of sorts...he hated his IV. He was trying to pull it off and cried on and off for 2 hrs. He started to drink fluids and was keeping them down so they decided to let us go. Luckily, he did not have to stay overnight at the hospital...nights at the hospital are brutal.

Got him home and it was like he knew and was he slept the whole afternoon into the night! So happy this part is over....


  1. He is such a trooper! Dr. Hurst really is amazing! Dominick's suture line looks exactly like Colton's did! And oh, those little nose tubes...I kept wanting to pull them out! Anyway, he looks great, and once again, mom and dad, GREAT JOB being there for him! My time is coming again...keep those pictures coming!

  2. The recovery of rhinoplasty varies for each person, as with any plastic surgery. Sometimes, there will be some bruising for a week or two. We sometimes put packing in the nose for a few days and you have to breathe through the mouth during this period. You could have a cast or splint of silicone on the nose for about a week. Most people have very little discomfort after the procedure. Almost everyone says that improving their appearance and function is the short-term disadvantages!