Articles I Have Written
- The Best Books for Kids with Hearing Loss
- Sleep Studies for Kids
- Adjusting to Hearing Aids
- Free Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
- First Steps When Baby Can't Hear
- When Baby "Refers" on the Newborn Hearing Test
- Water Sports with Hearing Aids
- What is the Newborn Hearing Screen?
- The Best Hearing Aid Accessories for Kids
- Choosing Eyeglasses for Kids
- Great Hearing Loss Simulations
Sunday, January 2, 2011
At first, I thought the supraglottoplasty/lingual tonsillectomy was going to be easier than the regular tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy surgery. Nolan wasn't as swollen, and the pain wasn't quite as acute in the early days.
What I didn't count on was the pain increasing on day 8 and then lingering for A Very Long Time. I think we finally managed to ditch the Tylenol with Codeine on Day 15. Even now, almost three weeks from the surgery date, Nolan occasionally will hold saliva in his mouth and complain, "My throat hurts!"
Those moments are rare, though, and he is generally recovered. He was supposed to take his antibiotic until Tuesday, but extreme stomach pain and diarrhea made us discontinue it a few days early. His doctor is out of the office over the holiday, so I'll have to let them know about the problems with the antibiotic on Monday. I really hate stopping antibiotics early, but bleeding diaper rash and severe diarrhea are enough to make me stop giving him the medication.
We've been busy over Christmas break- playing in the snow, visiting a new Children's Museum in our city, and generally enjoying the slower pace of life. My Kindle (Christmas present) arrived just before New Years Day, and I have been sucked into reading the many free e-books available online (as well as a few purchased books).
Tomorrow, we get back to the rat race that is therapy, preschool, and ice hockey. Though Nolan is quite happy to get back to School on Tuesday, I am sad that our little break is over!