It’s over and he’s back and everything went great! I knew he would be fine and I stayed pretty calm about the whole thing but it is a little scary and nerve racking to send your barely two year old into surgery. But he did awesome. I feel like I took the easy way out a little bit because I wasn’t even there. I dropped Ryan and Lincoln off at 7:15 this morning, took Sawyer to the gym with me while I taught my class, came home and then picked them up at noon. It was nice to be distracted. I only thought about him one time during the hour I was teaching. But as Ryan carried him into the hospital I couldn’t help tear up a little bit knowing what was ahead. He looked so small and helpless. I guess I should mention what the surgery was. Ever since he was only a few months he’s had a hydrocele in his left scrotum. They are fairly common in baby boys but often go away on there own. Since it hadn’t and he’s two now they needed to remove it. It’s been pretty funny actually. Sometimes in the bath tub Lincoln will exam himself and say “Big Ball, Little Ball” because his left side is at least twice as big as his right. We started prepping him for the surgery a couple weeks ago telling him he’d have “Two little balls. No more big ball”. This is captured in the video below.
On our way to the Hospital - You’ll notice Lincoln is holding an egg in most of the pictures. It’s this weird obsession he’s had lately. I often make him eggs and he always wants to hold one, and doesn’t want to give it back. First thing in the morning now he asks to “hold egg?” We hard boiled one and the past few days he’s been carrying it around most the day with him. His new nick name here is “Horton” from Dr. Seuss’s book “Horton Hatches the Egg”. So random. So funny.
Before the surgery. We literally took him straight from his crib to the car, which is why he’s in pajamas.
Waking up after the surgery. He looks a bit groggy. Ryan said he did so awesome when they put him under. They let Ryan hold him as they used a gas mask to put him to sleep. He said he was very calm and Ryan was asking him to spell different words (spelling calms him down – weird, I know). Anyway, he asked him to spell “moon” and Lincoln said “M, O, O, O, O, O, O, N” slowing down with every O and then fell asleep. I kind of wish I was there for that.
Then, a couple hours later, we went to the zoo. I threw this in because check out the Sawyer’s finger pulling my lip down! This is my life.He’s doing great! Thanks goodness for awesome Doctors and modern medicine.