Collin had been having quite a bit of tummy trouble since he came home. It involved quite a bit of pain for him and sleepless nights for both of us. After SEVERAL "shock and awe" sessions with antibiotics, we decided that the problem might be coming from an umbilical hernia. So, in late October we headed to Primary Children's for a little surgery. The night before, we went to Build-A-Bear to make him a special "hospital buddy" he named Rocket. We had to be there pretty early in the morning, and since he couldn't eat or drink after midnight, I decided the "scoop and go" approach would be best. He was still sleeping when we got to the hospital, but was fully awake when he saw this:
The hospital, however, decided to go with the hurry up and wait approach, so we had time to have a little fun with the camera. This is Collin still thinking we're gonna have fun today:
I think he's starting to get suspicious...
After about 6 hours at the hospital and a totally successful surgery, we were home. Although not entirely thrilled with our new state of discomfort.
Luckily, with the help of some calming medicine, Tylenol and our new friend Rocket, it didn't take long to get back to this:
Apparently mommy, didn't fully explain that the "outtie" was going to become an "innie" part of the plan because when I took the bandages off a week later, Collin instantly reached for his belly button, got a VERY concerned look on his face and whimpered "Mommy, where my button?" After grabbing a mirror and showing him that all was still right with his anatomy, all was well. We haven't had tummy trouble since. Sure wish we'd thought of this solution 6 months ago!