Emmett was able to come home last night – hurrah! So thank you so much for all your prayers. However…
I didn’t really take a look at his unmentionables after the surgery, before I went home. My first glimpse was last night, as I was attempting to change his diapers.
Y’all – I can’t even explain how terrible it looks. His willy is about 3 times its normal size, and purple, with a plastic tube sticking out of it.
So please keep praying – we’d like for him to get back to normal as soon as possible.
On the positive side, as long as we keep on giving him the painkillers (tylenol and motrin, alternating) and bladder spasm meds, he seems totally comfortable. Of course, he can’t see what things look like down there. Its a good thing. I cannot imagine this surgery taking place on a developmentally normal child who is much older than Emmett (yet I know it does all the time). The trauma!
The other upside is that the nurse I called this morning from the surgical team when even Mike was worried about the state of things below said that this swelling and bruising is totally normal, and nothing to be alarmed about.
I wonder what his privates would have to look like for the docs to be alarmed? Please Jesus, don’t let us find out.