Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ryan's surgery

As you have probably heard, Ryan had surgery on Monday to remove his tonsils and adenoids and insert tubes in his ears.  He has had 6 ear infections, strep throat and a handful of cases of croup- in 2011 alone.  The poor kid was always sick.  We are hopeful that Ryan will be healthier after this. 

Guest photographer today is Jason with his cell phone's camera.  Not a great photo but it gets the idea across.  We were playing Hi Ho Cherry-O before bed on Monday night at the hospital.

The surgery was very quick.  Because he is younger than 3 years old and weighs less than 30 pounds, he was considered "high risk" and required an overnight stay at the hospital.  We came home after breakfast on Tuesday.  He is doing well- as long as he has his pain medication.  I can tell about 30 minutes before he's allowed the next dose as he starts to fade and get very crabby.  Poor little guy is in a lot of pain.  Still. 

At dinner last night, I gave him the choice of applesause or yogurt for dinner.  He replied he wanted food.  (First time that's ever come out of his mouth, let me tell you!)  Luckily Grandma Lyn had some GF mac n' cheese leftover.  He actually ate it, too!  He slept through the night last night without waking from the pain.  Of course, this morning was really rough with 11 hours since his last pain med.  So I'm trying to keep on top of that even though it's a battle to get him to take it.  It hurts his throat. 

Ryan is definitely on the mend.  Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time in our lives.

If I don't get to another post between now and then, Merry Christmas! 

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