noah was such a trooper for his dental reconstructive surgery today. he has high anxiety about things of this nature-routine dental and doctor appointments, haircuts, and other such necessities put him into a high level of panic. this was anything but routine. this involved a hospital, anesthesia, and being without mom. here he is coloring his "your same day surgery" coloring book while we wait in pre-op.
the nurse gave noah a cocktail of valium, benedryl, and demerol, and daddy created this "turkey" from a glove. the combination gave noah quite a fit of giggles and relaxed the situation.
here he is a few minutes before he's wheeled back to surgery. he wasn't very confident when they took him away, but clearly the meds were still having an effect because there wasn't screams of terror. waking up from anesthesia with an IV, nose tube, and sore mouth was not a kodak moment so i don't have it here, but several hours later our vivacious noah is back! thank you for all of your prayers and support.