They said he'd probably sleep for a good part of the day. The anesthesiologists assistant told me to make sure and wake him every hour, to check on him and make sure he's not up all night. The anesthesiologist said today would be a hang out day, a lay on the couch day.
You wanna know how long he was groggy after the appointment was done? Approximately an hour and a half. By two hours, he was getting back to his old self again. Requesting food.
The dental work went as planned and when they let me back in the room to be with him as he woke up, they went over everything I'd need to know and then we just sort of sat there trying to get him to wake up a bit. It wasn't really working. He'd move, sometimes try to sit up, only to go boneless and start softly snoring again. After a few minutes I gave up and just told him we were going home and heaved his little body up and into my car. I chatted with him on the way home, told him how proud I was of him and that we were going home and Daddy would be there for a bit. He answered by occasionally opening his eyes for a second.
We got him home and set up a nice little bed for him on the couch. He moved around quite a bit, and tried to sit up - a no no, since he was still mostly boneless. Since June is also teething, Caleb could see this might be difficult alone and said he'd stay until she went down for a nap. This proved to be wise, since not 3 minutes later he threw up. And then went back to sleep.
Caleb continued to read to Wyatt out of his Lego Star Wars sticker book, Wyatt only having enough energy to slowly point to which character he wanted Caleb to read to him about. Then he'd close his eyes again. It was kindof adorable.
After I fed June and put her down I came out to find Wyatt awake and talking. He wanted food. Are you surprised? I gave him some of the Jello Jigglers I made him (this being the first time I've ever made them...did you know it calls for 4 boxes?!) and he proceeded to wriggle them and slur his words about them wiggling. While Caleb and I ate lunch he'd hold up his bowl, which still lying on the couch, and ask for more crackers. That's what he ate all day long, crackers. Trader Joes Cinnamon Storybook crackers. Nearly the entire bowl. I did once get him to eat a little cottage cheese, but mostly he just ate crackers until dinner.
Those crackers fueled him though. He was a little wobbly for a bit, I had to keep telling him to lay back down so he wouldn't fall again, but his mind was alert and he wanted to play. Minutes after Caleb left for work he was using his green blanket as a Sea Monster costume. The little dude was back.