Good News!

Hooray! I finally have some good news about the surgeries on January 15. We will be doing both the hernia repair and the laser eye surgery at one time. This is very good news because it means that Jaxson will only have to go under anesthesia once.

We check in at 6:0 am and the surgery will begin at 7:30 am. The eye surgery will be first and will take approximately 15 minutes. Then the hernia repair will take about 1 hour to 1 hour 45 minutes, depending on what they find once they open him up.

The doctors are saying that it will be an out-patient surgery, which means he should be able to come home that day. They do have a bed reserved for him, however, in case he needs to stay for observation. For some reason, I’m convinced that he will have to stay overnight. I suppose I’m just being paranoid (and preparing for the worst case scenario) so that afternoon when they say “OK – take him home”, I’ll be happily surprised.

We have our home nurse scheduled to come the day after surgery so she’ll be able to help if there are any complications.

So, now I have one week to prepare myself!

I’m reminded by this picture that Jax is a real-life “tough guy” and he will do just fine. It’s me that will be the problem! 🙂

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Have a great day!

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Author: Andrea M

Oh man, what an adventure! I went into labor unexpectedly when I was 23w3d pregnant. Jaxson was born weighing 1 lb 8 oz. A tiny little peanut, but boy was he feisty. He still is! We love it now, but we probably won't when he is a teenager. I write about our journey and all other things that come with it, including a brain tumor. We look forward to "meeting" you - come hang out with us...we're pretty cool.

13 thoughts on “Good News!”

  1. That picture is adorable! What a sweetheart. I hope all goes well next week – that’s great that they were able to coordinate both surgeries at once. Owen had his hernias repaired last year and, because he was on oxygen 24/7, was required to stay for observation, but he had zero issues. My prediction is Jax will be snuggled in with you at home. Which surgeon is doing the surgery??

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    1. Thanks, Tatum! It’s always so reassuring to hear from other parents who have “been there!” Owen is a rockstar – it does not surprise me that he did well with his surgeries. Here’s hoping that Jax also has no issues!

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      1. Ha Ha! Nancy tried to teach me how to knit once…it was quite hilarious because me (a lefty) could not figure out how to do it since she was doing it right-handed. I should’ve had you teach me! 🙂

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