Thursday, April 10, 2014

New ears for brother!

Reagan woke up bright and early today! She was wide awake at 4:45am when I got up! Maybe she anticipated that something was going on?? We left the house at 5:30am with a very groggy boy and headed into town. We got there by our 6am check-in time and there were already a few people there before us! Ryan was quite the trouble maker in pre-op! He didn't want them messing with him at all! There was even more fighting/crying when it came time to give him the Versed! We managed to get half a dose in him, but that's all! Thankfully, it was enough to loosen him up a bit so they could grab him and run off to surgery! (I sure wish they could have given him gas first!) Anyway, his dr came out maybe 20min later and told us everything went well! They did also remove his adenoids (in addition to placing ear tubes). It took another 20-30min before the carried him out to us! I was really worried about how he was going to do in recovery, but he was a superstar! Very little fussing and he woke up and gulped down a full cup of juice no problem! Shortly thereafter they took his iv out and we were on our way (around 8:15am)! Reagan fell back to sleep around 7:30am and then slept pretty much the entire day today! Ryan already seems to be feeling better and eating better! We even went on a little roadtrip and he did fine with that as well! Now we're dealing with the aftermath of the surgery...fighting to get antibiotic into him! If anyone has any helpful suggestions on that (he's on Cefdnir and we've already flavored it)! He won't touch his juice if it's in it and he threw up when we tried to inject it in his mouth! So stressful! We've got to get it in him! And tonight he's got a nasty cough that's keeping him awake! Please continue keep him in your prayers! I'm soooooo tired!!!


6 comments:

Kristy said...

So glad it went well! Maybe you could put the medicine in yogurt or ice cream or something else really tempting :)

Anonymous said...

Try hiding it in something treat-like he probably doesn't get otherwise, might like, and wouldn't know the normal taste of.....Hawaiian Punch worked with my kids...sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do....

Reagan Leigh said...

I am SO going to try Hawaiian punch! I used to love it as a kid, and it's SO sweet it just might cover up that medicine taste! Thanks for the advice!

Gigi said...

My little boy was on that same med. We put it in a spoonful of Hershey's syrup. Worked like a charm!

Abbey said...

One of mine refuses to take antibiotics no matter how much we cover it up. We resorted to pills even as a toddler!

FirePhoto23 said...

The only juice my son will take meds in 100% grape juice. I put it in a little cup and he drinks it down before he realizes what it is... Usually he gets a shot of antibiotics if the juice doesn't work.