Versed to help him relax.
After 4 hours of waiting the surgeon told us everything went well. They tested the implant and initial results were encouraging.We waited another hour before we were able to see him. It was so good to see him awake when the time came.
They kept him overnight even though this is normally an outpatient procedure. They were saving us a trip back up the next day to check his surgical site.
Where the bandage is behind his ear is where they opened him up to do the implant. The dark spot above is where they ground a "cup" in his skull so the processor would eventually have a place to rest. There's a magnet inside his skull there for the processor to stick to.
The bottom picture is his incision site. Everything is healing pretty nicely. We go back to the Clinic on Monday for his preop appt. and then on Sept 23rd his implant will be activated. I can't wait..... It's going to be a whole new world and I can't wait to share it with him.