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11-16-2006, 05:34 AM
Callum's turn today, hopefully. He still has a bit of a cold, so we will have to see how it goes. Hospital at 07.40, surgery at 09.40 if all goes as planned.
This is such a different feeling, as I am sure you all have experienced. It is not fear, but something similar, I think. I just can't describe it. Maybe because it is so many emotions at once.
11-16-2006, 06:50 AM
Good luck! I hope all goes well and you guys are in a room before you know it... Please have someone let us know how he is when you can. As for what you're feeling, yes, it's probably a mixture - part fear, part uncertainty, part hope, part sadness, and if you're like me, part guilt, even though you did nothing to cause this...it's still there a little. Hang in there and trust that he'll be fine....
11-16-2006, 08:57 AM
oh, we all know what you mean.
this is a scary time.
but, the first night is the hardest, then it gets easier.
just have realistic expectations, unlike myself.
yes, he will have pain, yes he will look different, yes he will cry alot.
reley on those nurses to help, and do let them help as much as they can.
sleep is important too, you gotta try and get some.
were here for you!
jeff and lisa
11-16-2006, 10:55 AM
Best wishes, Malcom! Soon you'll be on the other side of this and all the fear will be gone. My husband had a trick for soothing Gabe after his surgery. While holding him, he would make little rythmic circles on Gabe's chest with his finger. Gabe was able to relax and fall asleep. After Gabe's surgery, it became a nightime ritual and Chris was put in charge of putting him to bed. To this day, if Gabe is sick, that touch is magical. You are in our prayers. I look forward to hearing how everyhting is going.
11-16-2006, 10:55 AM
I know Callum will do well. Keep us posted if you can. Many :hugg's and :prayers for you. Jeff and Lisa- thanks for being able to offer support when you are still in the hospital- that shows how well these babies do!!!
11-16-2006, 12:14 PM
I'm sure that Callum will do great. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
11-16-2006, 02:56 PM
Awww good luck today little Callum. I remember when you posted he was born. Time sure flies by. You will all do great. Keep us posted.
11-16-2006, 10:46 PM
Just thought I would let you know that everything went well.
There were no available beds in the PICU when we arrived in the morning so the surgery was delayed until 12.40. We saw the NS and PS at roughly 6.10pm, so about a 5.5 hour surgery. Both were very pleased with the procedure. He received a full unit of blood, alot for a little guy.
We saw him at 7.30 in the PICU, which was amazing. He is sedated because he still has the breathing tube in. Because he still had a bit of a cold the want to keep it in until midday tomorrow. Mummy stayed at the hospital and I came home as they had no space for me and we live only 15 minutes from the hospital.
So things are as they should be....no surprises, which is great to us.
Thanks for the well wishes and prayers.
11-17-2006, 07:05 PM
Yeah! I'm glad that all is going smoothly......Thanks again for keeping us updated. Many :hugg's to all of you!
11-18-2006, 08:12 PM
Any more updates? I hope all is well! What a year this has been! Hope everything is going good!!
11-18-2006, 09:06 PM
Callum is doing well. No tethers, accept for OČ and heart/respiration rate. He is eating as agressivley as ever. Tomorrow the dressing comes off. Even though there will still be considerable swelling, we are excited to see what that will be like.
They are talking like he will come home Monday if everything progresses as it has been.
I think we can finally exhale.
11-18-2006, 11:21 PM
:hugg Thanks for the update, I am so happy to hear the little man is doing so well!
11-19-2006, 11:24 AM
Congrats to you all. It does feel good doesn't it? Now you can all go home on Monday and rest and let Callum heal.
11-19-2006, 01:32 PM
The 29th of this month is 2 years post surgery for my son Marcus, whom was born with metopic. His scar is only visible when I cut his hair short. We were lucky that it was a fluke and he only needed the one successful surgery. I am so proud of him everyday!! Good luck. The painful memories never go away but it des make u appreciate every thing they accomplish.
11-19-2006, 06:01 PM
Yeah Callum! I'm glad that he's doing well. Thanks for keeping us updated!
11-19-2006, 09:13 PM
Hooray! I am so glad to hear all went well!
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