WE ARE HOME! Thank goodness! Jack went in to have his tonsils removed (after much sickness). He was a little scared but he was a real trooper. It was a long day. It takes careful planning to coordinate schedules when one parent is missing in action. We woke up to much needed rain and headed out about 6:45am.When we arrived we were carried to his "holding" room, where he slipped on everybody's favorite hospital attire, the open backed gown.
So after waiting and watching, he was rolled back to the Operating Room where one of my best friend's, Cindy, was waiting on him. He was in surgery for about 45 minutes and in recovery for about an hour. They took him to his room about 10:45 and that is where the fun began. The throw up. For those of you who don't know me, I don't do throw up. That is my husband's department. But yesterday, I had to.
Around 2:30, the nurse opened the door and said, "A code gray has been issued (which means there is a tornado warning) and we have to move everyone out in the hall." So instead of moving the whole bed, she just moved a chair and asked me to hold Jack. When we reached the hall dragging Jack's blanket (another post in and of itself), bed pan, cell phone, and all the IV equipment, he immediately vomits all over the floor. Thank God for the nurse walking down the hall at that time! So they figured out we at least needed a recliner. So until 4:40, we were in the hall. (A tornado did touch down in our county but not close to the hospital.)
Finally at about 9:30pm, the nurse gave him Phenergan and the rest of the night was great. He slept better than he does at home. At 4am this morning, the nurse came in to check on him and woke him up. He was wide awake for the rest of the night.