Sam is 8!

Sam's Surgery

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Before the T&A

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and after

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recovering

Sam had his tonsils and adenoids removed on January 9th. He has always snored and been a restless sleeper and seemed worn out during the day so we opted for him to have the surgery. After the surgery, the ENT told us his tonsils were big, but his adenoids were blocking about 90% of his nasopharynx, so hopefully this will make a big difference in his breathing and sleep! 

The surgery was relatively quick, but Sam had some post-op pain and nausea. He got some anti-nausea medications that helped after a while, but one of them caused Sam to have some involuntary facial grimacing. It's a pretty common side effect of the medication and Sam didn't notice it at all, but it was a bit disconcerting for me and Drew. Thankfully it wore off quickly.

Sam has been doing pretty well since being home. Yesterday, he actually had a great day! We play Clue and Monopoly and he ate pudding, ice cream, popsicles, noodle soup, and crackers. But today he woke up and wasn't feeling his best. He's mostly been snuggling up today, and watching TV. His pain is well controlled with motrin and tylenol, but he's just feeling blah. Hopefully relaxing today will set him up for a good recovery.

Comments

Karen

I am so glad that the surgery is over and that Sam is feeling better. This was a major event in his life...really in all of our lives😷😷😷
Between this and Audrey having her appendix removed, let's pray for health and healing😍😍😍
Love, Hugs, and Kisses,
Grandmother Karen

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