Monday, February 25, 2008

Tonsilectomy

Well, Kyle is getting his tonsils removed on March 18th. The doctor (who is the same guy who put tubes in Haley's ears - Dr. Muntz. really like him) didn't even look in his throat. There was a hysterical moment (for Troy and me) at the appointment. The nurse was telling us that if he were to start bleeding heavily, it would be the 3-7th day after surgery. She said we would know if it were bad, because he would be bleeding out of his nose, mouth, and probably vomitting blood. As she said this, I watched Kyle. His eyes got HUGE! Troy thought he was going to pass out. I had to assure him, that it was very low odds that would happen to him. But, I can guarantee, if he sees even a drop of blood, at any time, we will ALL know about it - probably even the neighbors! They are putting him to sleep, before even giving him an IV. In his case, that's great! It's a 2 week recovery. Hopefully we all survive this!

5 comments:

Piano Mom said...

You'll survive...you might be feeling INSANE by the end though! I've never had a child get their tonsils removed so I can't offer any advice...GOOD LUCK! (And feel free to bring Kristin by if you need a break!)

Fonnesbeck Family said...

Good luck dude Kyle! My mom says you might get to eat lots of ice cream. That might be fun! From Mason.

Kassey said...

Low odds for bleeding? James blead and had to go back in for an emergancy surgery to stop the blood!! Hope that makes you feel good!! (HAHA) He will do great! Have lots of popciles on hand!

jen said...

The odds were 1 in 1500. I'm sure I have probably been jinxed now..thanks a lot Kassey! ;) (sarcasm)

The Thomas Family said...

My sister Kat had the same thing happen after getting her tonsils out. (bleeding and had to go to the ER)
Poor Kyle. Poor you and Trent too. I don't know how you guys do it. I'm such a baby when it comes to sick kids. You guys are such troopers. Between asthma, weight issues and now tonsils. Man, you guys are strong.