Ethan’s surgery…

This was writen a week or so ago…sorry.  WordPress wouldn’t upload my photos 😦

Ethan had his tonsils and adenoids removed on Friday.  He was so cute going into the doctor’s office.  I taught him to say, “awww, snip, snip.”  Afterall, that’s what the doctor was going to do.  Poor kid didn’t understand what exactly snip snip meant, but Mommy and Daddy did.

We woke up Friday morning and prepped Ashton that he could NOT ask for breakfast.  Period.  When we got in the car to head to school, Mommy would sneak him something to eat, since he sits behind Ethan.  Ashton was perfect.  I was amazed.  Ethan had nothing to eat since 6pm Thursday night, and didn’t even ask for a thing Friday morning.

In order to help keep Ethan on track of not asking for food, we decided to go to the YMCA after dropping Ashton off because that is what we did everyday.  Dad and I took a spin class and about 30mins into it, we were called out as Ethan was having a difficult time calming down.  In the 2 years I’ve been a member at the gym, this has NEVER happened.  Totally random and weird.  I chalked it up to a hungry belly.  E wanted nothing to do with Daddy and was asking for me, so we went ahead and headed home for a quick shower before leaving for the ENT’s office.

The office is the most clean and kid friendly office in town.  Ethan played the Wii for a few minutes then watched The Incredibles.

Once we were called back (appointment at 10:45am) things seemed to go pretty quickly.  The anesthesiologist came and talked to Ethan.  Gave him a high five, helped calm our nerves, and then Ethan put a little light on his finger.  He thought that was pretty cool.  Next Dr. O came out, told him to make a BIG O and they were off!  We watched Ethan walk away with the nurse, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and 20mins later Dr. O told us all was well and we were just to sit tight until he woke up.  We did hear his adenoids were the same size as his tonsils 😦  I asked if they saved them in a jar…I was hoping he would offer to show them to us, but he didn’t.  And I didn’t ask.  LOL

About 35mins later, we were finally notified that we could go to his room.  He was a mess 😦  Crying hysterically and shaking.  It took him about 30mins to finally calm down, and that’s also when the nurse removed his IV.  It was like the thing he needed.  The second the IV was out, my little peanut was BACK!  He wanted down off the bed (I was holding him in my arms), and wanted to walk around and charm all the nurses, and most of all, to EAT HIS ICE POPS!  Within 10mins he finished off 2 ice pops, then asked for another.  The nurse told him no!  I could NOT believe it.  Seriously?  My little guy is STARVED!  Feed this boy.  But she said he could get a tummy ache.  So I didn’t 😦

We left about 15mins later and headed to pick up Ashton at his friend Maier’s house.  Maier and Melaina gave Ethan some Danimals and he drank one up immediately. 

Shortly after getting home he polished off 1/2 a box of Macaroni and Cheese.  Then he began to get a bit needy.

And now, 5days later…he is still needy.  Very whiney, clingy, and tired!  He also sounds like he has a frog in his throat.  Who ever said kids recover from this procedure better than adults is a liar!  Kids don’t complain.  That’s the difference.  But it still hurts him.  He is SICK of the soft foods, but doesn’t understand that goldfish and cookies will hurt his throat.  Then theres the healthy foods, no apples.  Seriously?  Mom’s NEVER say no to apples.  But I am.  UGH.  I’m at my wits end.  He does NOT feel well.  He doesn’t complain of pain, except occasionally, and will tell me when he wants medicine, should he need it, but the tears are uncontrollable.  My little boy is not a crier.  But he is right now.  He’ll cry over everything and anything.  It breaks my heart 😦

But ultimately, he’s fine.  And this procedure is what he needed.  He’ll breathe easier and will finally stop snoring.  But for these two weeks, pray for him.  He just needs comforting.


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