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Sunday, April 18, 2010
T&A: Day 5 Post-Op
Last night I was a bit concerned because Nolan's temp went up to 99.9 and he was feeling rather iffy. His left ear was still draining discharge, and we ran out of the antibiotic Floxin drops last night. He also woke up several times during the night, and even fell down the stairs at 2:30am. I thought today might be a tad rough.
Day Five is going very, very well. He is still "warm" at around 99-100 degrees, and the left ear is draining, but he is happy and seems to be in little or no pain. The fever is normal, according to the post-op instructions, as long as it doesn't go past 102 degrees Fahrenheit. The ear drainage is a tad concerning, but we will call the ENT on Monday to see if we should get more Floxin ear drops to help clear it up.
In the meantime, we're just watching to make sure his fever doesn't climb and we're still trying to keep his fluid levels up. I had no idea a kid would prefer waffles to juice post-tonsillectomy!