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Hudson had a big morning! He was a little hangry and grumpy when we got to the hospital but started smiling shortly after seeing us. He went back with the surgeon & anesthesiologists with great big grins, even though his mama was a mess. There’s something super unsettling about handing your child over to doctors you've never met knowing the risks of a procedure like this. However, we kept telling little man to be brave and strong so we figured we should do the same.
The surgery itself was just under 2 hours from start to finish and they said Hudson was a champ. He handled the anesthesia and breathing tube well, & they were able to extubate in the OR before bringing him back to his room. His voice is a little hoarse but he’s getting louder as the day goes on. We were so thankful to see his sweet face without the feeding tube or breathing tube! He was put on a nasal cannula just for a little oxygen and support. Hopefully soon we can see his face completely free of all tape, and tubes!
As the morning/afternoon went on, the pain meds began wearing off and our little warrior was very uncomfortable. They have given him some additional doses of pain management medications and he is now napping comfortably.
It really is amazing to see the difference this GJ tube is already making for Hudson. He wasn’t gagging when he was upset, and he was able to suck on his pacifier like a champ! It makes his mommy queasy but it’s getting easier by the minute. This little boy has taught us so much in his short four months of life, and bravery is one of the biggest lessons. Hudson has changed that saying “Be brave, little one” to “Be brave, mom and dad.” Thank you all for praying today and always. We serve a mighty God & we are forever grateful for his provision. 💙🙏🏼
Hudson was featured on a CHD instagram page today, of all days, which is pretty neat! The post is attached for y’all to see if you aren’t on IG 💙 Much love!