Monday, March 25, 2013

Tonsillectomy Recovery: Days 1-4

Day 1: Matthew had a rough day on the first full day after surgery. This day has been his worst (so far) and the poor little guy was weepy and stayed on the couch all day. We did manage to get him to take his Lortab for pain relief, but only with great effort. He would not eat or drink. When we gave him his antibiotic in the evening, he vomited. 

Day 2: After having a miserable night, Matthew woke up and took his Lortab. Within an hour he was quite chipper. He drank and ate a Popsicle. By the afternoon, he was playing his new Skylander's video game. 

Day 3: With Lortab every 4 hours to ease the pain, Matthew did wonderfully. He was up and about, playing with his new Lego set from Grandma L. He and Nolan enjoyed watching the movie Wreck It Ralph.

Day 4: Matthew is a little fussier than he has been for a couple of days. The back of his throat is white and scabbed, and I suspect his pain level has gone up a notch. He is drinking, though, so everything is fine. I made him butterscotch pudding and he ate nearly all of it.


TheSweetOne said...

Glad to hear things show some improvement... For us, day 4 was the toughest...

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Yay - so good to see him taking liquids. The pudding is brilliant :D I remember my doc telling me that I might feel worse until about the third day before I started feeling better.

Hang in there, Super Mom :D


Christian and Lily's Mommy said...

Great news! Glad he is feeling better!

dlefler said...

Nolan's recovery was SO much harder than Matthew's! I think Nolan was younger (only 2 1/2 when he had his surgery) and had less pain medication (tylenol with a half dose of codeine in comparison to the lortab).

I have heard that there is pain around day 5-6 when the scabs fall off. Nolan's worst day was day 8... so we're not through it yet. But each day is a day closer to being recovered. I hope Matt skips the "relapse" thing!