Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hernia Surgery

Milo had his hernia surgery this morning at 7:30 a.m. and all went well. The surgeon fixed the inguinal hernia on his right side and checked his left side for a similar problem. The left side was all clear, so Milo has a clean bill of health in the groin area. Always a good thing!

It was a topsy turvy day for Milo and Dad, who took the little guy to Children's Hospital Oakland at 6:00 a.m. for his pre-surgery check in and preparation. Thankfully Milo woke up on his own overnight to eat, as he wasn't allowed to have any breast milk past 3:30 a.m. in preparation for his operation. He had a good meal, but choked and threw up a pretty significant portion of it all over Mom and the rocking chair. Somehow he missed himself. I guess he's getting more skilled at the fine art of spitting up.

Milo is currently sleeping after having a little post surgery meal. He's still a bit groggy from his general anesthesia, epidural, and some morphine for good measure, but seems content and pain free. He had a little blood in his diaper this morning, but it was just from having a catheter, and was nothing to worry about.

We are, however, a little concerned about Milo's location at the moment. He's in a relatively open ward with many other babies and we know from overhearing that at least one of the babies across the way has RSV. We can hear the poor thing coughing and it's horrible. The nurses have assured us that as long as the babies are at least 3 feet apart (which they are) and we take the usual precautions and keep our curtain closed it should be fine. We put in a call to the pediatrician just in case and are also going to ask the resident when he comes by to check Milo.

We'll do another post later today or tomorrow to update everyone on the little guy. Thanks for all your good thoughts and prayers. They are much appreciated!

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