Yesterday Colton went in for his tonsil and adenoid removal surgery. We have spent the last few weeks preparing him for going into the surgery and I have been trying to prepare myself as well. I was super nervous as we waited for them to take him back.
Colton on the other hand was really excited to get to play with some toys while we waited. They had a four wheeler Power Wheels. He was in heaven.
He was trying to decide between the wagon and the four wheeler to ride to the operating room. He ultimately chose the four wheeler. He drove it all the way to the operating room. The doctor said he did fantastic during surgery but since he is two he likes to have them stay in the hospital most of the day.
He was a little slow waking up from the anesthesia. He was a bit scared once he finally woke up.
We spent the day laying in bed hooked up to an IV and watching movies and he was doing great. Then early evening came and he began to feel really sick. He was still trying to work the anesthesia out of his system and the pain medication was upsetting his belly. He kept breaking out in a cold sweat and was nauseous.
We ended up staying the night in the hospital. He did really well overnight despite tossing and turning and setting off the alarm on the IV several times because he kept laying on it. However this morning we are back in a rough patch. He has been refusing to drink and hasn’t wanted anything to eat and he will not take his meds. I am covered in sticky goo from him spitting out his Tylenol all over me several times just to get one dose down him.
The doctor assures me this is all normal following this type of procedure for kids. But it breaks my heart to see him so upset and in pain. I am hoping he is getting the worst out now. The doctor has warned us though that days 5-7 post op are usually the worst because that is when the scabs start falling off and the throat tends to hurt much more.
This morning has been up and down. We are getting ready to leave the hospital and he seems to be in great spirits about going home.
Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery!