Cohen: "You're gonna do what?!"
Finn: "No way man! You're not doing that to me!"
Cohen and Finn had their circumcisions scheduled this morning so the poor little guys couldn't eat or drink anything after midnight, but they hung in there like champs. Noah already had his done during his final ostomy surgery. Cohen also had a missing jewel that they weren't even sure existed. I have to brag because these little dudes rocked! Finn's surgery was first, and he too woke in a fog after anesthesia but got going quickly, sucked down a much needed bottle and started playing around. We were pretty stressed about Cohen's treasure hunt, but God answered our prayers and found it way up in his abdomen. Cohen was pretty groggy after surgery as well, but after a couple of Pedialytes and a full bottle he was back on track. We finally got home at 12:30pm to eat lunch and then face the long stretch of the day where the babies are up from 2-6pm.
Momma helping Cohen feel right at home
Unfortunately, we had to wait this long because Memorial Hermann does not do inpatient/NICU circumcisions and by the time they were discharged, they were over a month old and would require anesthesia; most MDs prefer not to put an infant less than 1 year old under anesthesia. For anyone with a baby boy in the NICU who wishes to have him circumcized, push harder than we did and look into outside sources who the hospital may allow to come in and perform the procedure.
Finn throwing back some juice in the recovery room
We are glad this is behind us though the recovery is still ahead - healing for the boys and sleep for us:)
Big thanks to Becky and the great staff at Texas Children's!!!!