Tuesday, March 17, 2009

He's Spoiled

Okay a quick few things to mention before I go into more details about his surgery yesterday (which I'll in a post tomorrow)...First he received a package today! He exclaims when he opened and discovered the contents, "How did I get this? Did I win it???" We explained that the nice people over our local John Deere supplier, Snead Ag, (we are still enjoying our lawn mower we purchased a few years ago, btw!) sent him a get well gift fit for a king. He has been sitting still (which is very very good!) playing with all the little trucks and gators and tractors. So a big thank you to Amy and the crew there! (Amy and I went to school together and reconnected on facebook-gotta love FB)
Next, I got meet another blogger Nicole (her niece has bilateral cochlear implants). She came up twice to see Gage so she met him pre-morphine and post-morphine. She's adorable, and she just might have had a little something to do with his request for the fifth floor at the hospital (she's a nurse at the hospital). So once again, he's spoiled. And lastly, I'm just as guilty! Here he his AFTER I delivered him ice cream on the couch, telling me I needed to come back and stir it! He was serious too. Good thing tomorrow he's coming off the "disabled" list at the house...let's hope. He's milking it, for sure (he's smart!)
One more quick story from yesterday...The guy from anesthesia remembers Gage from a previous surgery and says "Oh, he's a hoot, I remember him" and he immediately goes into lip reading mode. He faces Gage, has eye contact, and get this...(and Gage does this to me all the time), he's telling Gage about what's gonna happen and Gage insists he DOES NOT want an oxygen mask. As soon as Gage sees that they aren't gonna back down, he just looks away during the middle of a conversation. I didn't even have to say anything, the guy knows Gage can't hear him and says "oh no he didn't, did you see him just cut me off!" We got a little chuckle as Mr. Gage showed us he had the upper hand. However, it was only temporary 'cause he got masked. More later, I have to go hug my boy...he's getting back to himself as I type...he just looked at me and said "Mama, I had a hard time today and last night." He may just be wanting something though he's quite the charmer...lol

8 comments:

Vivie said...

LOL!! Gotta Love Gage , he sure knows ur weakness Val..YAY he's recovering so well!!

I can't wait for the surgery details..!!!

Danielle said...

Awww glad hes doing good!! Im glad hes recovering good!

Smile.

Naomi said...

Glad to hear he is back to himself then lol Very happy surgery went well and he is clearly well on the road to recovery!

Valerie said...

For someone who did bilateral surgery, it is hard, but well worth it. I'm sure he will be up and at it well before I ever did. Mama Val relax and spoil him. He needs it. Trust me I have been there - it hurts. Love ya

tammy said...

I have been so far behind in my blogs and I just had to check into how Gage was doing and OMG! Yay Gage!!! HE'S BILATERAL! What a journey this tough little man has been on! He melts my heart!

Jodi Cutler Del Dottore said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! So Cool!!! Tell him not to find a woman, I'm shipping him Sofia- I MUST have a son-in-law as cool as he is!!!!!! Love that boy- kiss Brook for me and tell her she is the best, most special big sister in the world...and I have a man for her too.
Love,
Me

Nicole said...

So glad to hear he's feeling better. He'll be back to his usual active self in no time. It was so nice to meet y'all. He's such a smart and funny little boy!

leah said...

Oh, Gage is a hoot, all right! I love the anesthesia doc- sounds like he really "gets" Gage, lol. It sounds like the recovery is going well, and here's to getting up and around (to ride on a real gator) as soon as possible!