Thursday, August 27, 2009

Batman Gets His Tonsils Out


Batman is one tough dude! Even though he told me repeatedly that he was NOT going to get his tonsils out, that he was "just going to leave them in," he was brave as can be and came through the surgery without a hitch. He struck a crime-fighting pose in the waiting room of the OR just before he was brought back.

Daddy got to bring him back to the OR and stay with him while they put him under...an experience that Devon said he would rather not describe in detail! Thank goodness for Daddy...
Just after being moved up to the floor, hanging out in his "lion cage," I went to the cafeteria and brought bag a bag of food for Devon. This was Seamus watching Daddy pull the food out of the bag. So much for no appetite!

In great spirits!

Finally getting that ice cream he'd been promised for weeks...

I am so thrilled with how well he did today. He's on some pretty heavy-duty meds in the hospital right now, so I've been warned that the sunny disposition may disappear once the narcotics are gone! But after a bad PACU experience from his adenoidectomy, we were expecting the worst, and he really was a superstar today.
Thank you so much everyone for your kind thoughts and well wishes!

12 comments:

Alex said...

SO glad he's doing well!! The recovery was pretty hard on Anaïs but who knows maybe it won't be as bad for Seamus since he's older.

Poppy said...

Went to visit Batman at Albany Med and he ate 2 yogarts, 1 slice of bread, one dinner roll (buttered) and a banana - then we played a rousing game of Air Hocky with new friends Adonis and Tyler !

Seamus Be Da Man !!!!

Kim said...

Oh Gosh Em-I am totally following this since Pres is going to go through this in the fall. Seamus looks like such a champ and your dad's update makes me think this is going to be an ok recovery. Now Devon may have to tell me about the anesthesia since I will be taking on the Daddy role there. So not looking forward to that. Seamus is a rockstar. Love him to pieces. Here's to a very quick recovery!!!!

Caden and Mommy said...

Great Job Batman! You did MUCH better then your buddy Caden! I'm happy to hear everything went well!

Melisa said...

I knew everything would go well! Isn't it amazing how quickly kids bounce back. Seamus is such a little trooper!

Jaime said...

I'm so glad to hear that the surgery went well. Batman definitely deserves a super speedy recovery!

Elena Radkowski said...

Way to go Seamus. You are so brave. What wonderful parents you have. What a great team. What a great family. Just another day in paradise. Love to all of you.

Katie said...

Yay--hooray for Seamus! So glad it went well!

Laura Wolf said...

Batman, er um.. Seamus did great from the looks of the pictures. I think he wasn't going to let anything stop him from getting some ice cream. Glad things went well. Hope your feeling better soon!

Melissa Swartley said...

Way to go Batman Seamus! I'm so glad to hear that it all went well! He looks like he is loving that icecream! I hope things are still going well! Hugs!

Mandy said...

So glad that he came through the surgery well! He has super Batman strength.
Ask him if he is willing to share that ice cream. Vanilla is Andrea's favorite.

Greene Family said...

Such an adorable superstar!! I'm so glad that everything went so well with his surgery! Love how happy he is with his ice-cream! I hope his recovery has continued to go just as well!