William did great today. He was such a trooper. First off, Lake Forest Hospital is wonderful. The nursing care was amazing and it's a small and comfortable hospital in general. I now completely understand why our doctor recommended we go there instead of downtown. It was just really pleasant.
Luckily, we were given the option of going into the OR to be with William while he was put under and we agreed it would be best for Matt to accompany him. The surgery took a little over an hour and William came through recovery rather quickly. We got comfortable in our room, where the little guy snuggled in and passed out after watching his first ever episode of Sesame Street. (Quick note: Watching Sesame Street is kind of like being on drugs. Seriously, watch it, totally crazy.) He even slept through the removal of his IV, thanks to his gentle nurse.
We were home by 1:00. William enjoyed hummus and mangoes for lunch (followed by some tylenol with codeine) and then played until a long late afternoon nap. We watched some of Horton Hears a Who (more for us than William), but all he wanted to do was crawl around and play. Dinner and then in bed by 7:00. We're going to have to wake him in the middle of the night for some more pain meds, but feel pretty good about how well he did today. We were expecting much worse. I'm sure tomorrow will be rough, but it has been a relief to know that the experience wasn't traumatic enough to break his spirit.
Thanks to everyone for all of your kind thoughts, calls, texts, emails, etc. etc. We're incredibly lucky to have all of you and such a happy little guy -- These pictures were all taken pre-procedure.