Woohoo! Tubes were a success! Aside from Carson’s freakout session at 1am because he didn’t have his usual Nalgene next to him… and the hour of Dinosaur Train that followed… the morning could not have gone smoother. I made a huge deal out of making this Carson’s “special day” at the “super cool doctor” with the “awesome mask”, and he ate it up. I know, I felt a little deceptive and very guilty making these claims, but it worked. And worked well.
Carson loved his anesthesia mask and played with it up until the moment they whisked him away into the OR. Needless to say, his nurses were pretty amused. As expected, the procedure took no time at all, and we were quickly escorted into recovery. He had apparently been ordering the nurses to “go find my mama!” Carson was not thrilled at all to be in the recovery room, so his nurse was quick to shoo us on out the doors. It’s all good… we didn’t want to be there either.
Seriously, the child has been a champ since. After recharging at home with another TV show (because it was his “special day”, right?) and at least half a dozen (!) blueberry pancakes, he was good to go. In fact, he has been absolutely wired all day long, leaving me to wonder what else the anesthesiologist slipped into that mask of his. 🙂
Oh, and the best moment of the day came when I let Carson know how proud I was of how brave he had been. Carson’s response? “Yeah, mama. God was with me and God tells us to not be afraid.” My response? Tears.
Thank you all for your prayers. The Allison clan is back in action!