Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Tough Little Guy

Ethan has been showing signs of developing sleep apnea, as well as major snoring issues (which have been since birth!), so after a visit to the Ear, Nose & Throat doctor a couple of weeks ago, it was decided that he would get his tonsils and adenoids taken out.  Well, today was the day (also Zeke's birthday and a ton of other stuff!)!

We had to be there by 6:30a.m. and the surgery started right on time at 7:30am.  At first, he loved the nurses but anytime the anesthesiologist came in, Ethan would freak out.  They gave him a little drowsy juice to relax him before the surgery and relax he did!  He thought it was funny that we all had to dress up in the hats and face masks.

Dr. Dubose (same dr who did Zeke's ear tube and adenoids) did a great job and was done by 8:15am.  Post-op recovery wasn't as bad as I was expecting, so that was a blessing.  Ethan just really wanted me with him and would wake up anytime I moved... didn't mind that one until I had to go to the bathroom!  They discharged us at about 10:30, and we were home by 10:45am!

Now we are at home and doing surprisingly well... with the exception that he wants to eat waffles and I won't let him.  He's downed 5 mini popsicles and a yogurt, a couple sips of water, and some pain medicine.  This is awesome--not that he's had all this sugar... but that he's having no problem keeping hydrated so far.  We'll definitely be on the watch as the days go... they said 10 days are all about the soft foods on the sore throat.  You can pray with us that he keeps drinking and eating well, and that we know what he needs and how to best help him, and to keep the other kids from being too jealous of all the treats and attention he'll be getting.  We got an ice cream cake for Zeke tonight--hopefully he'll be able to enjoy it!

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