Sunday, April 18, 2010

T&A: Day 5 Post-Op

Keeping track of medications

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!

3 comments:

Mandie said...

Isn't that strange?? Carter used to drink a quart of juice in one day, but since his surgery he won't touch it. Now he's a water freak, which I don't mind at all. Funny how surgery can change a kid.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Glad the fever isn't rising.

Waffles! Who knows, but warm salty things might feel really good. (I had a lot of chicken soup!) Do you think he would like broth?

Julie

leah said...

I'll have to try some broth. I had no idea how strange his tastes would be! He asked for mayonnaise on bread (he has NEVER had mayonnaise before) and has no desire for Jello or ice cream. Go figure! I'll have to try the broth- I bet he'd like it.

Mandie, I think this might be the time we just throw away the sippy cups, because he can't drink out of them, isn't very thirsty, and doesn't seem to want juice much. This might be the easiest sippy cup weaning in history (or the hardest, depending on the way you look at it)!