Monday, May 21, 2012

Eli's Tonsillectomy

Eli was such a trooper, we had to be to the hospital by 7am for his tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.  He enjoyed playing and watching TV before his surgery.

The surgery was quick and done in less time than it took for me to set up my laptop and post to fb that he was in surgery.  We were in recovery for longer than he was in surgery.

Back in post op, Eli was still a bit groggy from the anesthesia.  But once that wore off, you would have been hard pressed to realize he'd just been through surgery.  We had to keep him from jumping up and down on the bed and running around the halls of the hospital.  He was in such good spirits and really enjoyed his slushies that he was given.  He was also impatient to have the iv removed.  He did think it pretty neat that Cookie Monster also got prepped for surgery and even had his own name band put on.

A short 5 hours later and we were headed home.  Eli was running and bouncing out to the car.  In the first image he is distraught that we forgot to grab his blankie.  Daddy was our hero though and went back inside to get it.  I can't believe how well Eli did with his surgery and I had prepped myself for the worst.  Thankfully we sailed through this experience with no set back.

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