Thursday, July 21, 2011

Jackson's Surgery

My poor baby boy had to have his tonsils and adenoids out on Monday. They were practically touching each other in his throat and he was having trouble eating and breathing. He would snore really bad at night and then just stop breathing! Scary.

Just after his dose of "happy juice"

Basically made him act drunk I guess.
A very loving drunk!

The surgery went well, but he had a really hard time coming out of the anesthetic. I'm not sure what happened (the nurses explained it to me, but I didn't really understand) He had this awful barking cough and was having a hard time breathing which sent him into a panic! He had to breathe in this mist to open up his airways. It took forever to calm him down. Then he started freaking out about the IV's and monitors stuck to him. Poor guy had a rough couple hours. After pain meds and a popsicle he was doing better.
He said, "thank you feel me better" to the nurse. It was really sweet.
Car ride home:

He did really well the first day. Ate lots, drank lots, was fairly happy, until.....the next morning, when he came down with the stomach flu! Leave it to Jackson to catch the stomach flu the day after surgery! He couldn't keep anything down and had a 103 fever. :(

I of course thought it was related to surgery or anesthetic and his surgeon said it definitely was not normal. So I took him to his pediatrician and he said stomach flu's been going around like an epidemic!

He's doing better today and back on pain meds so that helps! Hopefully we'll have a speedy recovery from here on out!
Keep him in your prayers!

- Vanessa & Family

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