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surgery's over

Friday, April 10, 2009

My poor baby, simply went in for new tubes in his ears and remove his adenoids that had grown back. While I was waiting, I was asked to sign a consent for a tonsilectomy also. Bless his heart, he just had tonsils and adenoids out Dec 2007, and now, in the OR, it's discovered that they have grown back. I consented. 15 minutes in the recovery room, he was rushed to the OR again for an arterial bleeder. The second time took much longer than the first time, needless to say, I was scared to death. They cauterized and suctioned all the blood out of his stomach. When I got to him, they were battling his blood pressure. Apparantly is was very elevated and concerning to them, he was admitted. The second day, throat much better, blood pressure still a bit elevated but much more controlled when suddenly, he had an allergic reaction to God knows what. More meds :( Took him home last night and he woke up this morning covered in hives. Benadryl cleared it up, but it didn't do much for my heartattack :)

I'm sad to say, thoughout this 3 day ordeal, I've managed to put on about 6 pounds. Yes, I'm an emotional eater. I'm hoping that most of it is water weight from eating chips and other garbage from the machines. I plan to work very hard this weekend to get rid of it. I've really disappointed myself as I thought I was, by now, much stronger than that. Apparantly not.

Thank you all for all your love, support and prayers for my son.

Love and Hugs,
Maribel
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  • KIMBA39
    I'm glad to hear your son is home emoticon

    I know its an especially tough ordeal when you're sitting and waiting in the hospital. Don't fret over it. You had a bump in the road (it's not like this is going to happen weekly/monthly/etc) so learn from it (next time walk the stairs instead of munching) and you'll be fine in the long run.

    Life happens. That's just the way it is. You're on a life journey, so just go with the flow and don't worry about the weight. Now you can concentrate on you again.

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    4133 days ago
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