What happens when you over plan for a trip? … You miss hearing the alarm, wake up 45 minutes late, and turn a relaxing planned out morning to a morning of rushing, running, and no coffee. We walked up to the desk right on time, and I glanced down to my precious angel in his batman pj’s covered in morning slobber and drool. Oh well, we made it. 🙂
They took us back around 6:30, and surgery started at 7:30. Watching them roll him away never gets easier, it actually gets harder. Benjamin, on the other hand, was just fine. He is so trusting and comfortable around others. The doctors said when they brought him back, Benjamin was waving and mouthing “dada.”
At 8:30, the orchiopexy was finished and the first physician came to tell us everything went as planned. (Small sigh of relief) Around 9:30, the tonsillectomy was finished, and they brought us back to recovery. (Big sigh of relief) Both surgeries went well, with no major surprises. Benjamin was a little upset, whimpering quietly, but after a dose of pain meds, he drifted back to sleep. Both physicians agreed that if we were comfortable with Benjamin’s recovery, we could take him home. Around 11:30, we loaded him up and headed home. Benjamin spent his day napping on and off and playing with some of his new toys he received in a gift basket yesterday. (His cousin sent him a gift basket full of various types and sizes of balls. She says it was only coincidental, but it was humorous how very appropriate it was for the surgery.) 🙂
Before today, I was pretty comfortable with Benjamin having these two surgeries, or so I thought. I must have been a little more worried, because when we arrived home, I crawled in the bed with Benjamin and fell asleep. (I rarely take naps) It’s amazing how when you put your faith in God, your mind can focus on what is important (Benjamin), allowing me not to be weighed down by worries. I know I couldn’t get through it without Him!
“Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”