He's out of surgery.
They were able to do the hernia/fundo laprasocopically, which is good. Turns out he also did have inguinal hernias on both sides as well.
To the brave anonymous poster who is concerned about my son's foreskin, don't worry, it's still intact. It's too early to do now. We'll return to that discussion on a day when I'm not still waiting for him to breathe on his own.
He got 7 incisions, total. Four for the fundo, 1 for the G tube and then two for each of the groin hernias.
They tell me it went well and he's doing good.
He's still pretty much out cold. He'll stir just a teeny bit every now and then. I can see him trying to suck on his ET tube every once a in while, but so far he's not trying to breathe on his own.
When he came out of surgery, he was on 40% oxygen but he's been weaned down to 28% now. They actually came and turned down his volume a bit just a few minutes ago because he actually didn't have enough CO2. Apparently he was reading like a healthy baby. And it's CO2 that drives the brain to breathe. SO they were hoping to up his level and drive his brain to try it on its own a little bit sooner. They said probably by morning, he'll be breathing.
They're holding our spot down in the New NICU. (Is it now the old new NICU because now we're back in the new old NICU?) Robbie's roommate's parents came down to visit earlier and brought gifts. If my flippin' camera would turn back on (yes, it has new batteries) I'd show you the adorable Dr. Seuss onesie that he got. Plus a bunch of pampering gifts. They're for Robbie, but SURELY he wouldn't mind if I used just a smidge of his Burt's Bees hand lotion. I mean, I'm drying my skin out washing it 800 times a day for HIM, right?
Anyway, I'll give a better blow-by-blow of the whole thing once it's over.
Just wanted everyone to know that so far so good. Keep praying. I'll relax a bit more when he's off the vent again.