Micah had his first outpatient surgical experience today. It was quite a nice change. He definitely knew where he was after we put the hospital "gown" on him and he was no longer his easy-going self: he quickly became quite irritable. And he didn't come out of anesthesia well either (it was tough to settle him down). He finally settled after we put him in his car seat and strolled him around the unit with his IV still in. Yes, the car seat. I would not have thought a car seat could be a happy place for a baby after dealing with Nathan's aversion to that location as a baby. But Micah just loves it.
One of the challenges of having a baby who is fed through a tube is that he can't communicate that he doesn't want more food until it's sort of too late. He doesn't decide how much food goes into his intestines: we decide for him. So after a few hours of food going into him after surgery, he got puky on the ride home. When I vented his stomach, there was bile there. That is the only way we know that a specific volume of food is too much for him. If he ate from a bottle like other babies, he probably wouldn't have over-eaten.
Anyway.... we're home. Please pray that Micah heals quickly (he's pretty bruised "down there"). And that he would be able to get up to volume on feeds in the next day or so.
historical fiction from kim vogel sawyer
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