Today Wesley had surgery to have his ear tube removed and Brandon had surgery to get his tonsils taken out. Both boys did really well with their surgery. We were told to be there at 8:30 this morning. Wesley didn't even wind up being brought back until 11:15 and Brandon was not brought back until 11:30. They were real troopers and hardly complained about being hungry or thirsty even though they hadn't had anything to eat or drink since 8:15 the night before. There was a kids room in the waiting area with toys and Nintendo which was great. It really helped distract the boys.
When they brought Wesley back to us after the surgery he was very mellow but not crying. He ate a popsicle and drank some apple juice and then after a little while he was up and coloring in his coloring book that the hospital gave to him.
Brandon came back much more groggy than Wesley. He was complaining that his throat really hurt when he first came back. After some sips of water and a popsicle he said it hurt less than it had. They wound up giving him oxycodone before he left the hospital which really helped him feel much better. By the time we got home he was running and jumping around. He actually ate some mini muffins for a snack and ate a pancake for dinner.
We went to breakfast with the Easter bunny on Sunday at Stu's fire house. Brandon and Wesley went right up to the Easter bunny when we got there to see him. After breakfast the boys had fun playing near the fire trucks with some of their friends. We were also able to get a picture of all of all of the kids together with the bunny.
Wesley had mismatched sock day at school yesterday for World Down Syndrome Awareness Day. He chose to wear one Mickey Mouse sock and one Jake sock to school. The group picture below was taken at his school by one of his teachers. It is Wesley with some of his friends in his class.
On Saturday morning I brought Brandon and Wesley to the Wave for long overdue haircuts. They both love going to get their haircut because they get tons of treats from the owner when they are done. There is also a Wii to play there and other toys. When the boys are done they always have them take their picture on the surfboard.
On Sunday we went out to dinner at the Blue Swan Diner. They recently started character dinners on Sunday nights. This weekend Jake was there from Jake and the Neverland Pirates. It was a big hit.
Yesterday was St. Patrick's Day. Wesley had a party at his school for it which he said was fun.
On Tuesday Wesley had teddy bear day at his school. He decided to bring his stuffed elephant that he made at Build a Bear. He was so excited about it and when I picked him up he told me that his elephant ate lunch with him and napped with him that day. His friend, Joey, from school had the same elephant. When the two boys noticed they were so happy.
Today was Dr. Seuss' birthday. Brandon's school has Spirit week this week and today was dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character. Brandon decided he wanted to dress as the Lorax. Thanks to pinterest I was able to make him a Lorax shirt. Wesley wanted one too since he wanted to match Brandon.
My name is Karen and I have been married to my husband Stu for a little over 9 years. I was pregnant with twins and lost our baby girl at 20 1/2 weeks after I had premature rupture of membranes. I stayed pregnant with the other baby and our first child, Brandon Tyler, was born on July 5, 2008 at 26 weeks and 1 day. Our second child, Wesley Matthew, was born full term on June 29, 2011. This blog is documenting our children.