June 2, 2009

Poor Sweet Baby!!

Ian had his frenetomy yesterday. I have never cried more in my life. We drove to Casper and I nursed him a tiny bit before we went in to see the doc. He was calm and happy and had no stinking idea what his parents were up too. The doc came in, asked what we were there for. We explained Ian is tongue tied. Doc looks in his mouth, confirms with a "yup" and had us move to another room for the actual surgery. For the five minutes he spent with us, $219. Nice.
So we're in the new room with a table. They swaddled Ian really tight and Thom and the nurse held him down and held his mouth open and I held Izacc over by the door, out of sight. I'm not sure who had it worse, me or Thom. The screaming and crying and gurgling were too much and I didn't even have to watch it. Izacc kept asking what that noise was. It was horrendous, such a sound you would never expect out of an infant. I have never heard such a horrible noise and it will haunt my dreams for awhile I'm sure. I couldn't even talk, it was tearing me up inside. My poor baby. They numbed it and then clipped it and then to stop the bleeding, he used some silver nitrate, which burns apparently. Whatever, all I know is when they handed him back to me his mouth looked like death. It was a bloody black mess!
I took him out to the lobby/playroom and nursed him and it was like a dream, I must say. It didn't hurt at all! So I suppose it was worth it. It was actually really fast and the doc did a good job I assume. He should be healed in 10 days. But I'm convinced that I am in the wrong profession. For an unnecessary "consultation", mr doc made $219, and the surgery was $390. We were there MAYBE 15 minutes with the doctor, surgery included and BAM $609. That's why he's a specialist I suppose. Whatever, all for the greater good, right???
Ian's "wound" looks about the same today, except it's all white now. It looks like a big, sore gash under his little tongue. Hope ten days goes by fast...
...although today has been pretty rough...

5 comments:

Brooke said...

Oh Cam. I am so sorry. I can't imagine how horrible it was. You're amazing. I'm so glad it's over. Yeah. Love you.

Lisa and Jacob said...

wow.... I can't even imagine. I'm sorry you had to go through that. Its hard to have kids and see them in pain, its the worst feeling ever! I'm glad it went well. I hope the next 10 days go by fast for you too!!!

French Family said...

OH....MY....GOSH!! That's so horrible! He is able to nurse with his tongue trying to heal? Poor sweet little babe. I thought seeing Brookie and Kaydence get their shots was horrible, I can't even imagine that!

Jena said...

Oh, poor baby! It's so hard as a mom to hear them like that. Take care - let me know if you need anything!

lilreds_nicole said...

Oh, I sooooo remember doing that. It really was horrible and I left the Dr. crying, calling Blake on the phone saying, "I will never, and I mean NEVER do that again!" I too hid in the corner and turned Shelton over to the Dr. and a nurse I had become friends with and loved dearly. She promised to take good care of him and continued to assure me things were going well. I hated myself the whole rest of the day for putting him through it all, as he didn't suddenly start eating well. I was torn up inside feeling like I put him through something that wasn't necessary, but all of the sudden he started cooing from the other room which he hadn't done up to that point so I guess in the end it was worth it. I am so sorry you had to go through it all. I guess all this mom stuff makes us tough!!!!