Will getting ready for summer in his cool shades....
Will in his great new sun shading hat, he seems to like it!
Here you can see the actual site. It is covered in Steri-strips which keep a wound together as it heals. He has no external stitches, so that makes it nice. The faint line you can see around it is a guide to see if the redness around the area grows. That way I can keep track of a possible infection. It is slightly red now, it was much worse this morning.
He is still quite distended, and you can see that the right side is puffier than the left. The surgeon said this was normal, as he had to dig around quite and bit and there is a lot of soft tissue trauma. It should go away soon. His arms and legs look so skinny compared to that bloated belly.
Jason and I were intrigued by the glowing thumb. It was just his oxygen monitor, but because he was so little it glowed all the way through and lit it up like Rudolph's nose.
After a while the Dr came in and said we were ok to go home. He was still very sleepy, and cried pitifully every time we moved him even a little. I was very nervous about dressing him and putting him in his car seat, but it actually went ok. We drove home and Jason held him for a few hours and I took a much needed nap. I will try and let Jason get extra sleep tonight because I can sleep tomorrow. Will is fussy and gassy, still having some eating issues but seems to be waking a little. I feel so bad that he had to go through this, but I still think now is better than later, when he would be more aware of what was happening. Let's all hope for the best pathology report and wish this guy a speedy recovery!