Sterling had his tonsils removed today, along with part of his adenoids that grew back from his previous surgery.
He has always been a pretty good little boy, but lately we had noticed a difference. He was having a hard time listening and just seemed to be very grouchy and tired. He also started wetting the bed, waking up at night, and snoring loudly. Turns out it is all related to sleep apnea. Hopefully, the surgery will make a difference.
Sterling was a great patient today. He first drank some medicine to help him relax. The picture above was taken after the medicine had kicked in. He was hilarious. I was trying not to laugh and him too much. He was talking about “jell-o clouds” and reaching out for a rope that wasn’t there. He kept trying to climb it from the bed. He also got the hiccups. He also said “That medicine tasted GOOOOOD!”
After about 45 minutes from when they took him back to the OR, the doctor came out and told us that all went well. The doctor said that days 4-6 after surgery can be the worst when things start to heal in the throat, so maybe the worst is still to come. After a couple hours in recovery and some vomiting, we were able to come home. This is what Sterling wants to do now.
Sterling is looking forward to all the popsicles, juices, mashed potatoes, and macaroni and cheese. The soft diet he is supposed to eat is basically his favorite foods.