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Surgery Complete - We're Home

Posted Oct 17 2008 9:01pm

We are now home. I just fed Drew and put him to bed - hopefully for the night, but we will see.

We arrived at the hospital at 8:30 AM this morning for the pre-op work. We then waited until 11:40 AM, Drew's surgery time. He was such a wonderful patient! Despite being hungry (and tired) he managed to remain a happy little boy. He was even flirting with the nurses and showing off his cute laughter!

The nurses took him to the operating room around 11:15 AM. It was a lot harder to let him go than what we thought it would be. We tried to each lunch shortly thereafter, but neither Drew's Dad nor I had much of an appetite.

The surgery lasted about 3 1/2 hours. Dr. Kang was very pleased with the insertion of each of the electrode arrays and there were no surgical complications. Drew had a bit of fluid in his right ear but nothing that complicated the surgery. In addition, Drew's audiologist tested both arrays and they are working beautifully! We are very happy with the results and look forward to activation day on June 28th.

It took Drew about one hour to wake up after surgery. He woke up fairly happy and VERY hungry! He ate four ounces of pedialyte in just a few short minutes. I could tell that he was not quite himself; he didn't want to play with his toys very much and he just laid in my arms, very different from my wiggle worm. Since he was able to keep his food down the nurse released him from the hospital a little before 6 PM.

We would like to thank each of your for your thoughts and prayers for Drew. They certainly worked!

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