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Friday, April 9, 2010
Pre-Registered for Tuesday
I was a wee bit concerned this morning when I noticed that Nolan's cold seems to have gotten worse. He's slightly warm (99.2) and his nose is flowing. His tonsillectomy is on Tuesday, and the pre-surgical documentation states "Call the surgeon if the child has been ill within 7 days prior to surgery."
Beautiful. My mother-in-law is flying in on Sunday to help take care of Matt during the surgery, so I was really, really hoping we wouldn't have to cancel surgery.
I called our ENT's office and told them Nolan had a cold. She asked if he was coughing or had a high fever. Since the answer is "no," she said the tonsillectomy is still a "go" for launch. Some congestion or a head cold are acceptable (after all, the chronic congestion/colds are the reason we are doing the PE tubes and adenoidectomy). The low-grade fever is also OK, as long as it doesn't get above 101.5 F. Nolan normally cycles between 96 degrees-100 degrees anyway, so we're not too worried about the 99.2 degrees he's currently sporting. And no, we never have figured out why he has cyclical temperatures- it's just another part of the whole "mystery diagnosis" thing.
They pre-registered him and gave us the instructions and time of the procedure. No solid food or milk after midnight, diluted juice allowed until 5:30am. Do NOT give him his Nexium (this is a change from our MRI instructions, when we were told to give him the Nexium). We will check into the hospital at 7:30am and the surgery will be performed at 9:30am.
After a $250 co-pay, we're all set for the surgery on Tuesday. I am really praying that the rest of this cold disappears before Tuesday!