Caleb did NOT like the idea of having surgery. Of course, it probably didn't help any that we had spent the last month talking a lot about Micaelyn's upcoming surgery and how difficult it would be, how many days she'll be on the breathing tube, how long she'll be in ICU, etc. So when we were there for Micaelyn and suddenly started talking about surgery for him it was no wonder he took it so hard. Needless to say it took a lot of effort to get him prepared for the surgery. He was very scared, and it was a difficult morning emotionally for him. Unfortunately, after all the nervous tension he had built up the surgery ended up having to be rescheduled. We showed up at the hospital, waited until we were called, went back and got him dressed in the gown, signed all the papers, etc., all while trying to help calm his nerves. However, there was a lot of concern about his medical history and the fact he had been recently sick and still had a bit of congestion. The anesthesiologist was called in and after listening to him she felt it was too risky to proceed with the surgery, especially with his history of respiratory problems. We ended up having to reschedule, and they want him to have breathing treatments for several days before the surgery when it's time to come back.
|Once again you can see the discoloration under his eyes from sickness. Even the people at the hospital who don't see him everyday felt he looked sick. Poor boy!|