So we got through the tonsil surgery. The 8 year old did way better than the 39 year old mom did...we got through the surgery we were home and he started throwing up blood. So into the ER we went. They told us they may have to go back in and cauterize the area. I will let you imagine my anxiety levels at this point. They were able to get his nasuea under control with an iv and which helped the bleeding stop. Thank goodness! He got an overnight stay which was fine by us because we wanted him were he could get the care he needed. So we are finally starting to relax, my boys are out cold, I am trying to sleep more like dozing when C has to have a night terror. For those of you who have never experienced one your child has a really bad nightmare that causes them to thrash around and scream. The nurse and my husband is trying to calm him so he won't rip out his iv. I"m just standing their frozen because all I can think is he's screaming and he just had his tonsils out. Just so worried what he was doing to his throat. He finally calms down and comes out of it. and I just sat in that hospital room shaking for the next hour. I was literally one finger left grasping on the cliff of sanity. and of course they had the heart monitor set for babies at first so every time his heartbeat got to a certain level in a relax state it would beep...talk about flashbacks.
But he had some really great nurses and two student ones that he charmed like only he can do. He is doing well now and starting to go stir crazy.
We recently put a Christmas tree on Scott's grave with ornaments we made out of clay. Today it got very windy. I started getting really upset thinking how his tree was going to blow away. I called my husband at work very upset by the thought of this. So my dear husband after work tonight went to the cemetetery in the dark and frigid cold and secured his tree. These moments were you just freak out about something that isn't really that important in the schemes of things but at that moment in your head it becomes the most important thing ever. I'm just glad I have a husband who "gets it' and just helps me get through it.
Yikes! So glad that he is doing okay now! I can only imagine how hard that was for you. I have been through several ear tube surgeries and the adenoid removal but not yet the dreaded tonsils. The worst flashback I had was when they put her out in my arms and she went completely limp and still. All I could see was Abbeys face and for a moment she looked exactly like Josie. I actually got light headed from the shock.
Glad you have an awesome hubby who helps to put your mind at ease no matter what!
Love and Hugs
Glad to hear Colin is home after a rough few days. My brother went through the entire bleeding and having to be cauterized scenario after he had his tonsils out. It was not a pleasant experience to witness. And I wasn't his mom.
And I'm so glad that Mike was able to go and get Scott's tree secured. I'm sure that brought you a great deal of peace.
I hope it's all quite at your house through the holidays. You've had a rough month thus far.
I'm glad to hear that you both pulled through, but hoping C doesn't have to go back. That just sounds unpleasant. I'm so glad he had some amazing nurses that helped him feel VIP and took good care of him. Your hubby is awesome for going in making sure that Scott's tree was safe. Love that!
You are all in my thoughts,
Holy cow! I would've been hanging on the same cliff!! Surgery makes me nervous anyway....no matter how "common" it is. It's not common on my kid! Anyway, I'm glad that things have calmed down with the surgery and that stir crazy is all you're dealing with now. I'm with you on the tree situation too. Praise the Lord for hubbies that understand no matter how little it is.
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