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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Today- the big day!

Yesterday at work, I got a call from the hospital with about a zillion questions, and most importantly, an arrival time We had to be there for 6:15am and they were expecting to take him back around 7:30. Almost all ran on time, and after the prep, etc. the surgery began at 8:28am. We got an update around 9 that all was going well, and again around 10:30 that they had just started on the second ear. At 11:48, Dr. Molony came from the back to inform us that the surgery went perfect, and we would be able to see Hunter soon! Such a relief, and I think it finally hit me, I was just sooooo relieved that it was over. About 45 minutes later, Blair and I were allowed to go back and see Hunter. He was still asleep and woke up a time or two but immediately went back to sleep. After an hour or so, he woke up and took a good 8oz of pedialyte. We were then allowed to move from recovery to a day of surgery room. He was basically sleeping the entire time, and took a little more pedialyte before we were discharged. We got back to the hotel room connected to the hospital around 3 and Hunter slept until 4:15ish and woke up pretty groggy. Going into the surgery with a runny nose didn't help either. We gave him some milk and even tried yogurt but he wasn't interested. He was crying and crying, while we helplessly tried everything for what seemed like an eternity until he finally fell asleep on my mom for another 30 minutes. It's now 5:30 and he's on the bed napping. I think the night will be interesting. Thank God for our healthy baby boy, I know the recovery process will be over soon. Will post surgery pictures soon when I get to a real computer. Thank you for all of your love and support, we know Hunter was surrounded by angels today :)


  1. Wow glad to hear it went well!! He's a star, he'll recover soon! I was really groggy too after my own surgery and was dizzy/cranky.

    Many, many hugs from Greece!

  2. I'm so glad everything went so well for y'all! After waiting so many months for this day to come I know you feel like a huge weight has been lifted. Now the countdown to activation begins :)

  3. I'm so glad to hear everything went well!!! Surgery was the hardest part for me, but I didn't realize how much it weighed on my chest until it was all over. They bounce back fast! Now the fun begins. Countdown to activation then all kinds of hearing experiences!!!

  4. I've loved reading your blog! I'm in Baton Rouge and have a 12 year old with bilateral implants and just found out my 14month old is also profoundly deaf (they both had progressive loss). We are set for BL implants on May 7th for my little Jeslyn. I actually got your info from Melissa (I read her blog as well, lol) She told me about Hunter and how you had just had his implants done. BEST of luck to you all and I look forward to reading how he progresses throughout this journey! By the way, implants are AMAZING! My 12yo is a straight A student and no one ever has a clue that she's deaf unless they see her implants. AMAZING!