Friday, June 15, 2012


It wasn't long before Wyatt was smiling again :)
I could tell the moment Wyatt's caudal wore off. He started crying and nothing would come even close to comforting him. Thankfully we had a prescription strength pain reliever. We gave him a dose and 20 minutes later he was out. Wyatt slept practically the next 24 hours. When he awoke he was back to his mischievous self. You never would have thought he had foot surgery 2 days ago. He was dying to get down and crawl, but we were told to keep him as still as possible. It was rough. You try telling a 9 month old he can only sit and not crawl! It got to the point that not being mobile was bothering him more than the surgery. We we also exhausted from trying to wrangle him. Finally we decided to call Dr. S and beg him to let Wyatt crawl. Dr. S agreed that a happy baby will heal better so he can crawl, just no attempts to pull up onto his feet. Yay! I don't know who was happier, us or Wyatt? Things went back to normal pretty quickly. Wyatt is accustomed to the leg casts so he went back to his normal cast-crawl quickly. He is a little annoyed about not being able to stand anymore though.

In 9 days Wyatt goes back to the hospital to change out his casts. Since his feet will still be tender from the surgery they will do it with him under general anesthesia again. I am dreading the whole no-eating routine again and this time we have to be at the hospital at a lovely 6am. Ugh...

1 comment:

  1. Matthew had a caudal when he had his tendon transfer, medial release, and calcanial osteotomy. When it came of the worst 30 min of my life. He screamed in so much pain. He was still in hospital (for the next 4 or 5 days, can't remember now) so they pushed huge amounts of morphine (12 mL) over the regular morphone drip. I will never forget it.

    Sorry, didn't mean to be a downer. You just don't see a lot of parents dealing with the same things. Brought back some memories.

    Glad his pain was manageable.