Friday, June 12, 2009

I should clarify...

It was pointed out to me that I didn't clarify what surgery Stephen would be having (thanks, Mom!). Stephen will be having his tonsils and adenoids removed in order to stop the sleep apnea. Afterwards, he will have 2 weeks of a soft diet (milkshakes, here we come!), and restricted activity. He will have a follow-up visit a month afterwards if there are any issues, but hopefully there won't be. Next weekend, we are going to go look for a few new toys that Stephen can have to keep him occupied and sitting, as too much activity can apparently cause bleeding (YIKES!), and we will be watching a lot of Elmo, Backyardigans, Dora, and movies. Overall, not a big deal, and it will be a huge help for him!

1 comment:

Sarah R said...

This is one of the things I am worried about with Andrew. He snores really loud, and my little brother had his tonsils and adenoids out at age 4 because he wasn't gaining any weight (0 - 5 percentile for weight and height) because he couldn't properly swallow. He also snored a lot.

How did you guys figure out something was wrong?