Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Max Has Surgery

Back in December, our pediatrician told us to make an appointment with an ENT, because Max was having trouble with constant sinus and ear infections. We met with a doctor at the beginning of January, and by the middle of January we were at the hospital bright and early for adenoid removal and to get tubes put in his ears. We got there by 7:45, so we thought we would be out of there and home by late morning. Well...not so much. They had some delays, so we ended up being in the waiting room a very long time with a toddler that was sleepy and couldn't eat or drink anything. He played well, though, and the hours passed.

Heading downstairs to prep for surgery. We had spent a lot of time talking about the doctor fixing his ears and mouth, but I'm not sure what he was thinking at this point.

Hanging out in a prep room watching Calliou. They let him pick out that stuffed dog upstairs, and he is still sleeping with it. Everyone who came in to see him was really nice, and from here we said goodbye and they carried him to surgery.

After surgery. They warned us that toddlers cry coming out of anesthesia, and they were right. Break my heart.

As out of it as he was he heard daddy and wanted him to hold him. He actually got a lot calmer after that. Someone has been a daddy's boy lately!

He did really good drinking his juice, so we were out of there in less than half an hour!

He got a "shake milk" on the way home. Those make everything better. He took a nap, got one dose of Tylenol, and never looked back. He was back to playing and being his chatty, busy self in no time!



destiny said...

Awww this breaks my heart! It reminds me of when Ethan had his tonsils out. So sad and you feel so helpless!! Glad he is doing so well now. :)

Alphabet Soup Momma said...

Caden had tubes last Spring and it really has helped him. I hope they help Max too!

Wendy said...

Aww...made me tear up! Glad he recovered fast!