We met with Dr. Kelly as soon as he was done with surgery and he told us that it could not have gone any better. He filled in the 3 soft spots, took out 4 wires (left in from the previous surgery, that had been bothering Lincoln) and smoothed out some bumps on his skull. He did not need a blood transfusion in the operating room like he did last time and so far they don't think he will need one. Dr. Kelly also is very optimistic that this will be his last surgery.
When Lincoln first woke up he said, "Who are you people?" Yeah, that sucked. The tiny mom voice in the back of my head was like yep, his memory is gone. He lost everything. But then the reasonable human voice in my head had to talk the mom voice off the ledge. This is basically a daily struggle. I can't be the only mom who freaks out about everything!! Anyways, he was very agitated and wanted to be left alone. He ended up falling back asleep and then woke up his usual happy self. He was trying to have conversations and keep his eyes open but he is just too sleepy. He has been waking up every so often and is already ready to go home. He just doesn't understand why he is feeling the way he does. I think he is nauseous and ready to get all of these wires/lines off of him. We expect him to have some more swelling but it shouldn't be any more than the last time. We are hoping to just spend one night in the PICU and then tomorrow be moved to a regular room.
No other updates besides we are feeling like two lucky parents right now. Nothing puts things into perspective like sitting in a pediatric surgery waiting room. We have felt all the love, positive vibes and prayers from everyone and we are so thankful. Here's to hoping that we can keep little guy comfortable and healthy in the coming days!
Eating for the first time in 24 hours!