After about 2 hours it was time to go back up to the recovery area to wait for Elizabeth to come back. As she slept we got Jason ready to go back. Although neither of the children got the full dose of the "goofy juice" they didn't give us any trouble leaving with the doctors. Elizabeth was still sleeping after Jason was left so the nurses said they would call us and we could run down and grab lunch. While we were eating Elizabeth woke up and I rushed back to her. We cuddled her a lot and gave her juice. She was pretty fussy and very angry that she couldn't use her arm, but she didn't seem to be in much pain.
Soon enough Jason was back with us and he woke up on the way back to recovery. Jason has never been very happy when he wakes up, but in a new place with lots of strange things going on, he was not a happy camper. I got him some juice and cuddled him and he was alright. The nurses needed to be sure he was ok for a half an hour after surgery and he was so we loaded the kids into the car to head home. Thankfully they both fell asleep on the way home.
That first afternoon we spent lots of time cuddling and we have laid low more this week than normal. The kids are mostly weaned off of any medicine and sleeping well at night, or at least as well as they were before casts. Jason is taking really well to the cast. I think it helps that he understands what is going on because he has been through it before. Elizabeth is often frustrated because she can't hold everything she wants to. I have even banded "Dolly" to her cast before, but she didn't like that either.
When we were going in I thought they would need to have the casts on for 6 weeks, but I must have misremembered because they are getting the casts off in a little less than 4 weeks! It happens to fall on Halloween and I don't think I have looked forward to a Halloween this much since I was little! Hopefully we will find time to do the cast removal, get back from Dallas, get suited up and go trick or treating because Jason is already talking about it and insisted on practicing using our bedroom doors the other day.