Monday, June 22, 2009

Operation

Eli had to have an operation on Friday and it was a bit of a surprise. He had to get tubes in his ears, and his Adenoids and Tonsils out. On Wednesday we went to the ENT clinic at the children's hospital and after hearing all of his symptoms, felt they needed to rush it and fit him in as soon as possible. Some of the more serious symptoms are that he has had many (many) ear infections and is becoming resistant to antibiotics and he has sleep apnea (not breathing at night for a few seconds at a time) which we thought was from his Acid Reflux. I was able to stay in the room with him and Michael came the next day with Maetia to pick us up. The hospital is 1 1/2 hours away but worth the drive, the staff was amazing. We are so thankful for a quick surgery and what seems to be a quick recovery already!


It was hard to see him so docile.

He hated the things in his feet.

The next day he was feeling quite a bit better already.

Maetia liked his bed a lot more than he did.

2 comments:

Chloe said...

Wow. So glad to hear that things are healing quickly and we will pray with you that this is a solution to all those ear infections!

dirksens said...

hi Laura,
Wow, I haven't been to your blog in a while so I just read about Eli getting tubes. Jayden had three ear infection last year and all the antibiotics that never helped. I hear you girl! And they really are in such pain without knowing how to express it - or without us knowing how to help. extremely frustrating. I have heard that tubes really clear things up. I'll pray for a speedy recovery. Beck.