Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Quick Update

We're home.

He's fine.

It was easier in some ways than I had expected it would be (he didn't cry at all in pre op and M could go all the way to the OR with him and stayed until he was out - no tears from Will at all- I was a different story) and harder in others (he had a rough time coming out of the anesthesia - it took two doses of morphine to get him to calm down).

The procedure went as expected. The doctor feels, based on the physical findings, that we will see an improvement in his chronic sinus/ear infections, but that he probably has some sort of allergy issues. Though he tested negative for allergens in December, those results aren't reliable in kiddos under 2. So, he feels we might still have to try some other things (allergy medication, nasal steroids, etc.) in order to get him 100% healthy. That was a little disappointing, but I am glad to know that we've at least taken a major step.

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. Now, off to baby my baby.

6 comments:

It is what it is said...

I am so thankful you are home and the worst of the hospital/procedure part is behind you.

I was shocked that by Day 2 (one day after surgery) my son was back to himself and keeping him down (and we were supposed to for a month!) was very difficult indeed.

I hope today is a restful day for him and for you and that many snuggles and kisses are at the top of the doc's post-op instructions.

Stacey said...

So glad to hear that it's over and he did well!

HereWeGoAJen said...

Oh, good! I have been very worried about him. (And I read this hours ago, but didn't have time to comment until now.) (I don't know why you needed that piece of information. But I gave it to you anyway.)

I hope he feels better soon.

manapan said...

I'm so glad he's home and okay!

Mel said...

I am so glad everything went so well! I do hope this helps him. Like I said, my best friend's son had to have the same surgery and he has had marked improvement with his sinus infections/allergy issues. I think she told me he has to take prevacid, though? Sounds weird, it is for heartburn, but apparently it helps with the sinus infection issue? Maybe I am wrong on the med, but I remember thinking it sounded so strange!

Katie said...

Some poor kiddos have such bad acide reflux that it can actually get into their sinuses and cause infections. We are hoping Will doesn't have this, but if the surgery doesn't work, we'll probably see a gastroenterologist next to rule this out. Amazing how acid reflux can cause all sorts of other problems.