Jul 26, 2007
posted in Uncategorized with 8 Comments

After months of anticipation, Ty had his surgery today.  He was really nervous about it (and so was I), but all went well.  For those that don’t know, Ty was born with his tongue attached to the tip.  It bothered him, but not enough to do anything about it until it started to tear a few months ago, which was very painful.  We had to wait for it to heal before the surgery could be done.

He did great. He was starving because he couldn’t eat anything until the surgery at 1:30 this afternoon.  Being the growing boy that he is, he normally eats at least 4 or my times by then!  The surgery took less than an hour as expected. They
decided to knock him out via IV instead of a breathing mask due to his
weight and he did really, really good getting the IV in. They said they
had to cut back father because it was really thick and attached, which
also means a few stitches that will disolve on their own and some
antibiotics to fight the risk of infection, but he did good.

I hate to
say it but watching him come out of the meds was comical. He was so
funny, talking out of his head. He kept staring at his hands like they
were the most fascinating things he’d ever seen. He was totally out of
it. Took him a good hour to really come too. He’s still wobley on his
feet and had to have help getting in the house, but he’s sacked out on
the couch. He’s in pain but his rx’s should be ready soon, so that will
help.  Taryn’s not real sure why Ty doesn’t want to get up and play.  Thankfully my mom came and stayed with her today so we didn’t have to chase her at the hospital.  Thanks Mom!

I really am so
glad it’s over. No matter what the reason, it sure is scarey to see
your child in a hospital bed, hooked up to so many machines. Makes me
so grateful my children are in good health.

  • I am so glad that Ty is doing well and the surgery went as expected. I’m sure he’ll be up, chasing Taryn and chatting non stop soon! 🙂

  • Heather

    Glad to hear everything went well!!!

  • Kimberly

    That’s wonderful news! And did you get him that bell, i’m sure he could wear that sucker out!

  • Glad Ty’s surgery is over and he is healing. It is hard to watch your children go through surgery.

  • Miranda

    You are amazing, keep rocking it girl!! Thanks for the update on Ty……..

    I hope you don’t mind that I am about to do this,

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    Now get some sleep!!

  • OMG.. I hope Ty is feeling much better.. I can’t imagine how worried you could have been.. regardless of how simple the procedure may have been, a mom seeing her child all drugged up and at a hospital bed, it’s too much to bear.
    Sending TY “get well soon” vibes.


  • Brittany Delaune

    Hi Mrs. Lynsday,
    I tried to write to you through an e-mail but it sent it right back to me!! I hope all is well with Ty. I hope he has a speedy recovery!! I just had my 9th surgery a few days ago on my stomach, it was unexpected. Well tell Ty I love him and I’ll call soon. I know I should call more often but I never know what to say.. Give Taryn hugs & kisses!!

  • OMGosh Lyndsay… My youngest, Pacey, was born with the same thing. It was really severe though, he couldn’t poke his tongue out at all so he definitely couldn’t breastfeed. We got it snipped while he was still little.

    Hope Ty is doing fine now?