Sunday, June 22, 2008

Hunter's Surgery

Hunter had his tonsils and adenoids removed on Wednesday. For those of you who aren't aware, Hunter has had throat problems since he was just a small child. With over 6 strep throats by the age of 2 the doctor actually wanted to remove them at that time. We opted to wait for one more case of strep and then we would go ahead. Well we went one year without and episode. Every doctor that as ever looked in his throat has commented at vast size of his tonsils. Things have gone down hill since he turned 5, with 3 cases of strep since then. He was has always snored and was starting with sleep apnea. He had marble size lumps on top of his tonsils. So the time had some!

When the nurse called us back to the recovery room after his surgery there he was wide eyed and melancholy looking right at us. Unlike all the other children his age who were crying and moaning, Hunter was the picture of the perfect patient. He has dealt with the surgery in stellar Hunter fashion. The doctor told us to keep him down for 10 days with no running, jumping, sports, etc. Within 1 hour of getting home from the hospital he was running from one room of the house to another.

We have only had a few meltdowns and pain complaints but he has done remarkably well and is itching to get back on the tramp and baseball field.