However, this time there was a female assistant (Tracey) who I didn't get a pic of. Aiden--true to form--immediately started flirting. The doctor told my Mom (as he'd told me) that on the day of the surgery no one wanted to knock him out b/c he was so much fun.
He whimpered and started to tear up when they took the drains out (ugh) but he recovered pretty much immediately. I think it was a huge relief to get these nasty plastic tubes and bulbs off of his back/neck.
They re-gauzed him so he still has a white helmet, but more of his head is showing through. It's not so packed with gauze and he got a new ear cup--this one with blue smiley faces on it. the first had yellow ones. I thought this was something the doctor did, but apparently each cup COMES WITH two little smiley face stickers. I don't know if on certain procedures they perform some actual function or if it's just a nice company.
Either way, it made the boy smile.