As time went on and it got closer to 11:00 am he began to get a little sleepy. After fasting for 2 days on clear liquids and Miralax every hour, I am sure he had very little energy. It was really quite sweet how he just cuddled up on my lap and just snuggled. Then the time came for some meds to get him ready to go back without crying...
Around 11:30 they took him back and within an hour we found out that he was going to need the colostomy. I have to admit that I was disappointed and was really praying for one surgery, but I know that this is what was in his best interest. His colon had just been stretched out too much and was too large to do it in one surgery. The surgery took about 3 hours and we were sent back to the recovery room and waited for him to wake up.
When he woke up he was in pain so he was given a couple doses of Morphine while we waited for our room. He slept on and off all afternoon. The two IVs that he had were bothering him (to say the least) when they would try to run anything through them. So, the nurses took the out and attempted to find another place to put the IV. After 3 unsuccessful attempts and 45 minutes of my little guy screaming, we decided to stop for a while and reevaluate. Upon talking with the doctor the nurse came back in and said they would have to try again around 11:00 that night. I was very irritated and just wanted him to not have to go through this again, but knew it was what he needed. So after 2 attempts the nurse made a successful IV in his foot. We were able to get IV fluids going at that point and were able to call it a night....if you can ever really do that in the hospital. Liam was very peaceful through the night, sleeping off and on as the nurses would come in and check on him.
Today the doctor came in around 6:00 am and checked Liam out and said he could start solid foods. Liam could not wait to eat! Once he started, there was no stopping this boy. He ate 2 pancakes, 2 bowls of eggs, graham crackers, peanut butter crackers and teddy grahams. Needless to say when his lunch came he wasn't hungry. Our surgeon's nurse came in around 10 to see Liam and let us know that he could go home today. That was great news!!! Then the ostomy nurse came in around 11:00 and changed Liam's colostomy bag and showed me how to do everything once we were home. Seems pretty simple to keep up with. We left the hospital around 1:30 with no restrictions on activity or food.
We are home now and Liam is doing great! He has not had any pain meds since this morning and has not complained once about pain. God is GOOD!!!! Praying he does well tonight and gets a good nights sleep.