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February 8, 2008

Day off

I can count the number of days off I have had in the last 3 months on one hand so I was very excited to hear yesterday that the workload was going to be light enough for me to skip coming in. It worked out for the best since my youngest son went in th is morning to have his tonsils and adenoids taken out. I have wanted them out for a while but he was too young and Tripler AMH just wouldn't do anything. I was actually pissed about it until the doctor who performed my son's surgery told us the same thing. No doctor wants to operate on a 2-year old unless absolutely necessary.

He pulled through like a champ and only cried once while we were at the hospital when they injected pain medication into his IV too quickly and he felt the burning. As we drove off i heard the tell tale sounds of a Gameboy in the backseat so I guess a full recovery is imminent. The cupboard is full of Jello, pudding, soups, and goodies.

It was a necessary surgery to be performed and we are hoping he will have a happier time being a kid now that they are out. He is a perfect age to have this surgery done, when the recoop time will be shorter and the pain a lot easier to manage than if were in his teens or older.

I was actually not that stressed out about this surgery- a different story had the surgery been performed at Criple-- I mean Tripler, where they are known for taking out the wrong lung or killing infants by accident. Not that things don't go wrong in civilian hospitals, but I think that the military ones have the security blanket of "No malpractice" repercussions and they tend to get a little lackadaisical. My son will spend the next 7-10 days eating popsicles and other goodies all the while watching Spongebob marathons. He is already talking alittle bit so I think it won't be that bad.

Bummer, I was hoping that a tonsillectomy would at least cut down on the ambient noise in this house for a while...

1 comment:

  1. My brother and I had ours out when we were Seven and Eight I think - in Calcutta... The anesthetic they used was horrible.