Thursday, September 30, 2010

Surgery

Tomorrow is the big day, Tyler is going to be having surgery on his hips. Click here to read a previous post about the details.

We met with several doctors today and anesthesia to make sure everything was lined up for tomorrow. We met with his neurosurgeon to make sure his shunt was still working and not going to cause any problems. I'm sure we would already know if his shunt malfunctioned but just wanted to make sure. We then met with his ortho surgeon just to go over some last minute details and to get one more x-ray. Then it was off to the surgery floor and get a tour of where we were going tomorrow and meet the anesthesiologist.

The surgery will last approximately 5 hours and is a pretty intense procedure. The surgeon, Dr. Keeler, said the recovery time can be very painful and can be a shock for little kids. Just because they don't know what to expect. I am sure that Tyler will do fine but it is going to be tough seeing him in that much pain. It breaks my heart that I won't be able to do much for him. Dr. Keeler said the first 3 weeks are the worst. We plan to be in the hospital for about 5 days, depending upon how Tyler tolerates everything.

I keep telling myself that Tyler will do just fine and pray that God will watch over him during surgery.

Also, Tyler wanted to say he is a tough guy and will do just fine and he even wore his tough guy shirt today to remind me.

4 comments:

Molly said...

we got your back honey. Take care of your boy and know that we're all here praying for you!

Laura said...

Poor Tyler :( I'll be thinking of you guys tomorrow and through the next couple of weeks.

Lisa said...

Good luck tomorrow and in the weeks ahead! I'll be thinking about sweet Tyler all day :)

Michelle said...

We'll keep Tyler in our thoughts and prayers over the next few weeks. He's a trooper (and so are you!) and will come through just fine.