Saturday, January 31, 2009

72 hour Chewie Update


Well, it's been 72 hours since his surgery. As you can see, those steristrips really lasted a long time-HA! The one across his lip came off Friday am (actually he woke up and it was gone) and then by last night the ones across his nose were history. The shiny stuff is the double antibiotic oinment. That's for both keeping the scabbing soft and to protect the incision. Goes around his penis too--yeah that's alot of fun!
So, I can't get over the difference. He is hearing stuff he has never heard before. At the grocery store yesterday he was so excited because he kept saying, "mom hear that? mom what's that sound?" When he goes in for his one month post op with the ENT, he's going to do audiology too and we'll really see the difference. I could only get a Tuesday appt. for that, so Aunt Mimi is coming up to watch the kids and daddy has to take him in. I've committed to every Tuesday at HospiceCare, so can't change that.
Speaking of HospiceCare, I do have to brag. I managed to save enough with the second job so that I can pay for the second half of the kids' tuition. YEAH!!! Yes, it's been ugly but soon it should be better.


6 comments:

emily said...

i think he's as handsome as ever. you'll have to put up a "before" next to an "after" for me, so i can really see the difference. he's smiling, so he must be feeling pretty good???

bella1021 said...

Looks GREAT!

Maria said...

Wonderful results!! I'm so happy for him and you! I can imagine how excited he is to hear new things! WOW!!!

Marnie and Jeremy said...

I am so happy to see what a great job they did. I know it is hard to put your child through another surgery but in the long run it is so worth it. It's amazing that he is hearing better now too!

Ivy Lee said...

Yay for fast recovery. Kids are so resilient. Maybe, we will take Dylan in for his procedure before he can say his penis hurts :)

Hilary Marquis said...

Hubba Hubba! I cannot believe his profile!