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!


Herding Grasshoppers said...

It's been a long haul for Nolan... and you too! Glad he seems really on the mend.

I'm sad too, that break is over, though the kids will still be here with me ;D We all enjoy our 'free-er' schedule, though getting back into routine will be a good thing. *sigh*


rouchi said...

A long time,difficult time, but its over.Am glad he is recovering.All good this year, for all of you, this is my wish.May Nolan be healthy and happy the whole year.

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

It's hard to get back into "real" life after the holiday. It helps that Nolan is raring to go!

That's rough and unexpected that the pain got worse. Hopefully that surgery has him all fixed up!

Happy New Year Leah & thanks for your kind comment yesterday. I needed it!

Julia said...

Awww, poor kid -- although I'm glad he's generally recovered. And we've got to check out that new children's museum.

I got my Kindle a year ago and I'm absolutely addicted -- my favorite aspect is that it's flat enough to sit up on the tiny ridge on the console of our elliptical machine, so I can read while exercising -- no other book would fit there.