Here is a pic of Jackson right before we got in the car to head to LA.
One last shot of our wide smile boy with no face gear on:
The trip down to the hotel was great. We made it into LA with minimal traffic and were able to get a bit of sleep before having to be at the hospital at 6am on Thursday morning.
We spent an hour getting Jackson checked out and answering pre-op questions, and then sat with him waiting for the surgical team to show up.
5 hours later, we had our boy back and in recovery. Lip and nose fully repaired and ear tubes put in place. However.... it didn't exactly look like our boy anymore. Totally crazy.
Say hello to the new Jackson. He comes complete with arm braces, and movable limbs!
He was awesome on the ride home. He has slept almost constantly since he got out of surgery and is drugged up most of time. He breathes about 100 decibels quieter and is really mellow right now. It's taking a bit of getting used to, but hopefully he'll be getting off the medication soon, and then we'll have our boy back!