A Bundle of Nerves!

Kobi handles surgery news quite well...better than his mom and dad!

It's funny, when Kobi was 17 months old and had to have tubes put in his ears, I thought he wouldn't be having surgery again for quite a while. Boy, was I wrong.

I took Kobi for a check-up on his ears a couple weeks ago and his doctor couldn't figure out why he was breathing so hard until she looked in his throat. His tonsils were so swollen that she couldn't see his adenoids so she immediately went to get her surgery book and we scheduled the surgery.

Our biggest fear was how were we going to tell Kobi. We finally told him last Friday and his response was, "eh" and he just kept on playing. What a relief. My husband and I just sat there and laughed.

Kobi loves ice cream so we told him that he gets to eat as much ice cream as he wants. His eyes lit up and he asked me if they (meaning the surgical center) had vanilla ice cream which is his favorite. I told him he would be having the ice cream at home and I would get him a big tub of vanilla.

So, here we are feeling relieved that he is OK with everything and I am the one who is a nervous wreck. Why? I know he is going to be OK. I know he will feel so much better when all is said and done but I keep thinking of the pain he is going to be in. I have this feeling that he is going to be able to handle all of this so much better than me.

So when Wednesday morning comes I am going to try and stay as calm as possible. But I will be the one pacing the floor and probably biting my nails, so I can tell you I will definitely be breathing a sigh of relief when it is all done.

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Heather Rayne Geyer May 14, 2012 at 03:22 PM
I am right there with you. My daughter, 7, has to have this surgery soon as well. I am still in denial because I cannot handle the nerves of it. But I do not let on in front of her at all. She is kinda nervous herself...but the promise of some Pokemon stuff has helped :) But me seeing her being wheeled in...that is going to KILL me!!! Best of luck to both of you...please keep us updated!!
Mark Schaaf May 14, 2012 at 03:58 PM
I got my tonsils out at about 6 years old, and all of the ice cream/popsicles/other frozen treats I got to eat, combined with all the attention I received, made it a pretty good experience, haha.
Julie Olson May 14, 2012 at 10:14 PM
My sons have both had their tonsils/adenoids removed, and while the recovery was NOT fun, it was totally worth it in the long run. My only suggestion would be to INSIST that they keep Kobi overnight even if they tell you he can go home a few hours after surgery. Having the iv painkillers and iv fluids will give him a little boost for when you go home and are going at it cold-turkey. Just stay ahead of his pain once you get home, and you'll both feel TONS better. The first week was awful with both my boys, but Day 10 dawned like they'd never had it done. Good luck and you'll be in our thoughts!!
Debbie Maley May 17, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Thank you all so much for your well wishes. Kobi came through the surgery fine this morning. He has slept most of the day but we are staying ahead of his pain so he is able to eat and ice cream is one of the favorites.
Heather Rayne Geyer May 17, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Great to hear it!! Thanks for keeping us updated!!


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