Grant’s surgery

Grant went in to Oishei for his tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and ear tubes today (or, as those in the know call it, a T/A/Tubes).

He was ok with the waiting area. He was annoyed by the vitals area. He was happy again in the pre-op room. And then we waited. It seemed to take forever, but it was about 2 hours. It typically takes 45 minutes. The doctor and one nurse said his tonsils were “humongous.” He struggled to come out of anesthesia, in part because he had two doses of morphine, for some reason, and in part because the pneumonia is apparently back. So he struggled to metabolize the anesthesia. I cuddled him on his recovery room bed, and he drooled all over me.

He refused Motrin, but gladly drank several sippies of juice. He fought off falling back asleep, once we were able to go to his real room, but eventually he couldn’t hold out any longer.

If his pulse ox stays up, we will be able to go home tomorrow.

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