05 November 2008

1 follow-up visit to ENT turns into extensive sick visits for 2 boys

Buck-a-roo was to have a follow-up visit at the ENT for his ears yesterday. Seeing as both boys have had horrible coughs for over 2 weeks and the daycare called me saying that Frank-o was running a fever....I took both boys to the ENT for sick visits.

After seeing the doctor and discovering that both boys had upper respiratory infections and Frank-o had tonsilitis, the visit to the ENT was about to take a turn....towards the OR that is!!

Buck-a-roo and Frank-o will both be having surgery on December 11. Buck-a-roo will have bilateral wax impaction removals (is that why I always think he is ignoring me??), new PE tubes placed in his eardrums, and an adenoidectomy. Frank-o will have new PE tubes placed in his eardrums also, as well as, tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy.

This will undoubtedly be a tough day and a long weekend that, in the end, should produce excellent results in my kiddos. I'm hoping for less runny noses, no coughs, children that can breathe with their mouths closed, and better sleeping at night!! Hope I don't have my post-operative goals set too high!!

Please keep us all in your prayers that our antibiotics will clear their current infections and the surgeries will be smooth and successful!!


Trish said...

Tate had this done at 4 years old......chronic tonsillitis before that, hasn't had it since. The younger they are the quicker they bounce back. Good luck!

Amy said...

Yeah, you'll have a rough few days, but they'll be so much better off in the long run. Let me know if you need anything, like ice cream...for the boys, of course!

LeAndMatt said...

OMGoodness...oh Lori - at least you only have to go through it all once! We are coming home for Thanksgiving...hope we can catch up with you before we leave. I would love for the boys to get together and play - and for us girls to catch up!

Love ya