Let the Recovery Begin!

[1] Mikey looking small in Recovery

[2] Brian looking big in Recovery (2 lb difference between them)

[3] Brian to nurse, “NO!”

[Don’t touch the IV!]

Except for the IV, they were great patients! Unfortunately, I did not have my cell phone/camera with me in the prep room to get shots of the boys in their hospital gowns riding a motorized Harley Davidson down to the surgery room. Bummer! But, these shots from recovery were taken when Tim joined us with his cell phone/camera.

UPDATE: Brian and Michael made it through their surgery this morning with flying colors. The surgeon felt it actually went better than he expected, removing more of the tonsil than he thought he’d be able to with only a very small area left to cauterize. The boys made a miraculous recovery, awakening from their anaesthesia-induced sleep within 10 minutes of the surgery being completed. Requiring only 1/4 of the morphine pain-reliever to ease their mild discomfort before our departure. And, making it home by noon, a half hour earlier than we expected in our “best case” scenario. They’ve had plenty of apple juice along with some bananas, ice pops and chocolate pudding… Now, happy to be home and resting comfortably — actually sound asleep on the couch as I type — with “Hook” playing scenes from Neverland in the background. Time will tell with regards to the success/outcome of the procedure to solve the problem at hand… but it certainly cannot be worse than it was. Our MD estimated at least an 80% improvement in their sleep/sleep apnea. Ssshhh! I don’t hear any snoring! Besides, any improvement would be welcome.

We’re looking forward to a week of ice-cream, yogurt, pudding and no school to ensure there’s no bleeding or complications. It should be lots of rest and relaxation and healing for us all. Not to mention a little fun mixed in… I don’t get to spend long stretches of time with my boys much anymore since they started preschool.

So, thanks, once again, for all the prayers and well wishes.


About Maggie

I'm a stay-at-home mother of 3 children including a 15-year-old daughter, the Old Soul, and 11-year-old identical twin boys who've been blessed with an extra 21st chromosome (aka: Down Syndrome). I happily spend my time doing all that I can do -- breaking the proverbial box wide open -- to foster my children's development and then sharing what I learn with you through this blog.
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One Response to Let the Recovery Begin!

  1. Stacy says:

    I’m glad this is behind you now and I’ll pray for a speedy recovery!!

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