Zachary is finished with his surgery, back home, and resting comfortably... Praise God!! We began the day early, arriving at Children's at 5:30. After check in and some brief consultation with the nurses, anesthesiologist, Dr. Miller (the surgeon), and the residents, Zachary was off to surgery by 7:45. Mommy and Daddy decided to pass the time by getting some breakfast at the food court, and boy were we surprised! You hear horror stories about hospital food, but they've figured it out at Children's. We each had our own custom made omelets that were delicious, and only $3.75!
The procedure was fairly quick, and by 8:45 Dr. Miller was out of the OR and sitting with us in the waiting area. She was "very pleased" with how things went, and the movement they were able to get out of both feet, and especially the left foot. Zachary has two LARGE plaster casts that have his feet pointing more upright, and will have them for the next two weeks. At that point we will meet with Dr. Miller again for evaluation and another set of casts for another 2-3 weeks.
After our short post-op meeting with Dr. Miller we were able to go in and see Zachary during recovery. It took him quite a while, but he eventually came out of his sleepiness and we tried to let him breast feed. He gave it a try, but was just too tired to make it worth while. A short time later we gave him a bottle and he easily ate 4oz and began acting much more like himself. After a few more checks of the vital signs by the nurses Zachary was discharged and we headed home. We just gave him a dose of kiddie tylenol, and he's sleeping peacefully in his crib.
It's been a very long day already, and all three of us are in need of a good nap. We are so thankful that everything turned out so well, and our prayers continue to be answered. Thank You All for the well wishes and prayers, and you are all invited to come by and sign Zach's casts, we're going to save this set. With Thanks, Praise, and Love - Brian + Kimmie