Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Diaper Diaries: Day Two

The Diaper Diaries
Today, J had his surgery to get rid of his ileostomy. He went into surgery late, but he was back in the room as of 8:50pm. He wasn't in any pain, but he was feeling okay enough to ask for something to eat! He's currently settled watching Superman and snuggling his momma!

J wore Fuzzibunz and Thirsties Fab Fitted today. We put him in a Fab Fitted for going to surgery and made sure to let the nurses there know not to throw the diaper away. The group of nurses taking J back were fine with the cloth diaper. But I did notice that the nurse who brought him back wasn't quite sure about cloth diapers and labeled them as 'undergarments'.

They did put J in a sposie down in the OR, that looked remarkably like a chux pad cut in the shape of a diaper! He's back in a Thirsties Fab Fitted for tonight and his nurse (same from last night) remarked that the Fitted looked very comfortable and that it would be easy to keep it loose so it wouldn't press on the incisions.

J was NPO (nothing by mouth) from 10 pm last night and started to beg for apple juice as the day wore on. Thankfully, some of the clowns were making their rounds on the floor and kept J amused for 45+ minutes. We got a couple pictures of J dancing and a video... He's dancing with Momma in the picture above.

Just for clarification, I'm J's sister and I usually come along when he goes to the hospital or clinic to handle most of his cares (diapers, ostomy bags, etc...). We're taking turns staying with J at the hospital and coming back to the Ronald McDonald House. Didn't want y'all to think that just one person was staying with J and running back and forth doing everything... Frankly, that would be exhausting with everything going on and we do try to have a family member with J all the time.

We're not washing diapers tonight, since he didn't go through many today. We will definitely be washing them tomorrow though.

What came in helpful today:

Thirsties Fab Fitted... primarily because it was soft and there were aplix tabs so that we could loosen it or tighten it, depending on what J needed at the time.

Thank you for all the prayers for J's surgery. We appreciate them so much!


The Jacobsen Family! said...

So glad to hear he's doing so well! Keep us updated!