Once upon a time, not so very long ago........

Little Leon was born with a poorly heart. This made his Mummy and Daddy sad and they decided to search for a special friend who would keep Little Leon company and look after him while he was in hospital.............

The Adventure begins..............

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Little Leon has his operation

Well, what a long day Little Leon and Mummy and Daddy had yesterday (27th June).  First of all Mummy spent the night with Little Leon, He slept all night, but Mummy didnt she was up every hour to check he was snoozing in preparation for his big day!

Early in the morning Daddy arrived for fun splish splash bathtime, Little Leon wanted to be a clean boy and spruced up for the Big Cheese and the  Assistant cheeses, he met the lovely laydee Elenor who was going to give him a long sleepy and look after him while the Big Cheese was operating.

Little Leon in his 'Heff' jacket catching up on cuteness sleep
Well at 8:45 Daddy wrapped Little Leon in his favourite snuggle blanket and carried him down to the operating theatre, the laydee Elenor was waiting and gave him some cherry smelling gas to make him drowsy, it was at this point that Mummy and Daddy left Little Leon in the safe hands of the Big cheese and the assistant cheeses to work their magic.

Dr Noel Bear Surgeon and Cake eater makes final preparations.
It was a very very very long day. Mummy and Daddy had breakfast with coffee, wondered around leeds, had lunch, wandered a bit more, went to the pictures to see X Men, wondered a bit more, by that time it was nearly 7pm!  no phone call, what were they doing with Little Leon?  Mummy was thinking they had decided to keep him all to themselves, and both her and Daddy were thinking things were not going well!  But at 8:45 Mummys phone rang and it was the Intensive Care Unit to say that Little Leon had enjoyed the theatre so much, he had wanted to stay for a little bit longer! 14 Hours that Mummy and Daddy hated every minute of!

Dr Noel with a map of the heart!

Mummy and Daddy spoke to the surgeon who said in a nutshell he had managed to do the full repair, but it had been complicated due to the complex anatomy Leon has.  He was cooled down a lot and was still needing to be cooled on the ward, this was to help his heart stabilise and get a good rythum.  His blood pressure was a little low and he had lost a lot of blood so the lovely charlotte, (who is getting married this weekend!) has sorted his lines out, given him some whole blood and given him a snuggle and looked after him all night.  She has gone home for a big sleepy.  Leon has had a comfortable night and is as well as can be expected considering the extent of the work the Big cheese did.

Mummy and Daddy are waiting in Costa to see Leon this morning, and will up date as soon as possible.

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and good wishes over the past couple of days.  Little Leon will be having more adventures with Noel as soon as he wakes up!

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