We made it to the hospital shortly before 6am & waited.... I was worried that Clay would really be hungry but he did fine until around 7 when he started getting cranky.
Thanks to the meds Clay made no fuss when they took him back for the surgery. While waiting Ray & I went to the cafeteria for breakfast - less than $3 for both of us! We walked back to the waiting room & the surgeon walked in right behind us to let us know the surgery was already complete! (it only took 30 minutes!)
The issue was this teeny tiny hole Clay had up in the cartilage of his ear. The hole was there because when he was developing the skin that was supposed to develop where the hole was located developed under his skin instead. Because skin keeps growing it developed into a cyst - about the size of a jelly bean! I had no idea it was so large! When I was changing the dressing tonight I couldn't believe how much bigger the hole is there now! (Skin doesn't stretch in that area of your ear so there wasn't a way to close the hole.)
Once Clay started coming around we were able to go back to see him. He was hungry & really didn't like all of the tubes to which he was hooked up.
We were at the hospital for less than 4 hours & Clay went to sleep when we got home. By this evening he was pretty much his normal self, eating a lot & crawling around playing & laughing. Thank you for your prayers!