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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tyler's Tonsillectomy

Well, Tyler had his tonsillectomy yesterday and did great!  Of course, his throat is really sore, but that's to be expected.  He's tolerating the pain medicine well and continues to drink lots of liquids.  Yesterday he wanted "real" food, but I let him read the paper that told what was allowed after surgery so he would understand that he couldn't.  So he ate lots of sherbet, popsicles, and drank non-citrus drinks.  Today we'll step it up a bit and he can have a few more things.  We'll see how it goes, but I suppose that by mid-day he's going to want "real" food again.

Tyler got this nifty cap at surgery....and the nifty socks, too.  He did great and slept all the way home.  I was surprised that he didn't sleep at all the rest of the day.  I think the addition of codeine in the pain medicine may have that affect on him - not sleepy, but wide awake.

Later in the evening, Tyler's 1st grade teacher came by the house and gave him this basket of goodies.  It had crayons, markers, work books, coloring books, game cards, and a drawing pad.  She stayed for a while and visited (along with one of her children), which was so sweet of her.  His class made him a card, too, but since there were several out sick yesterday, she's waiting to let them sign the card before giving it to him.

Our oldest son, Zachary, had had a cold and a little bit of asthma trouble this week.  Last night before he went to bed, Zachary said, "Boy, my throat hurts!".  I looked across the room and saw Tyler glaring looking at him.  I said, "Zachary, your little brother just had his tonsils out.  I don't think you ought to mention that your throat hurts."  We got a kick out of that!

The hardest part about Tyler's surgery is the two weeks he can't be active.  Just a little while ago he woke up and said, "Mom, I just want to swing a bat."  He's just going to have to be content watching the Rangers swing the bats on TV!


Wa Wa Waughs said...

Glad he did so well! What a blessing! He should be getting a little something in the mail from us soon!

Brandi Sue said...

Glad he's doing great!! The pictures are too cute!

Lori said...

Thank you both! He got it in the mail today, Robin. Thank you :)

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