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Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Small Request

My little man goes under the knife tomorrow for a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (or a "T and A" as those in the biz like to call it, wink wink) to correct pretty severe obstructive sleep apnea. Its all very routine, and I know his health will be improved, yada yada, but it still makes me nervous. The weather is conspiring to make tomorrow that much more stressful (10-14inches and a 20 mile ride to and from Boston), so good vibes and thoughts for uneventful surgery and travel would be appreciated!

28 Comments:

Blogger Carole Knits said...

Of course. You'll be in my thoughts.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

You're in my thoughts! Good luck and safe travels!!

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Teresa C said...

I'll be thinking of you both!

9:58 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Both my guys had that same surgery when they were little though definitely snowless as we were in Louisiana at the time. Best of luck with the driving, other than the waiting, that'll definitely be the worst part.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous pi.grrrl said...

Good thoughts coming your way.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Take some mindless knitting. Something with gorgeous colors to focus your attention on during the surgery. Something you can look back on and think "this is what I was knitting while my little guy had surgery" and you can look back fondly knowing that his surgery went well.

I've recently (Dec) been in Boston during the last snowstorm. I'll be sending vibes for good roads and little traffic.

{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}

10:53 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Hey PumpkinBoy, good luck tomorrow! I bet if you play your cards right, you can wrangle some new toys out of your mom :)

11:25 AM  
Blogger pacalaga said...

Routine sterile quick and uneventful surgery thoughts.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Mindy said...

Thinking good thoughts. It's a good excuse to eat some ice cream!

12:29 PM  
Blogger knitmd said...

Stock up on ice cream, sorbet and popsicles for the little guy. And rest assured, they will be monitoring his blood pressure, heart tracing, oxygen content, and even the gases he breathes in and out the entire time he is out. He will wake up rather inconsolable for several minutes - a stage termed Stage II anesthesia, which is neurologically excitatory and discombobulating. It isn't distressful or painful to him, but quite hard on parents! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

I'll be thinking about you! Drive safely.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Manise said...

You got it! It is a simple surgery though nerve wracking on a mom. My eldest had the "T" only for repeated strep infections ( 9 in one year). I sang her to sleep as she inhaled her cherry flavored anesthesia- a very surreal experience. Safe travels and sending you hugs and best wishes for an uneventful surgery. !

2:13 PM  
Anonymous julia fc said...

awwww, good thoughts.

My sister was his age when she had hers out. She was cranky for a few days, never sick like that since.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Mini said...

Yikes.
I'll think happy thoughts... and tell the little man "good luck!" he's going to get lots of ice cream and pops!!

5:02 PM  
Blogger SockMama said...

You have my prayers and good vibes!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I'll keep y'all in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow. I know from experience that, even when it's "no big deal" he's your baby and of course it's a big deal!

9:47 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Many, many good thoughts to you and PumpkinBoy. Drive safely in the morning ....

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Brynne said...

Good luck! We'll be thinking of you (and praying, since that's what we do at our house) and I look forward to your post saying that everything went smoothly.

10:19 PM  
Blogger k said...

Best wishes and I'm sure everything will go well. Don't let yourself be too distracted by the surgery that you don't focus on the snowy roads - drive safely!

10:50 PM  
Blogger anne said...

you got it! all good vibes for a successful operation.

11:17 PM  
Blogger Rosa said...

All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers all day. Good luck.

6:58 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

Good luck - I'm sure he'll do great!

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Beth S. said...

Poor kiddo! :-( And poor you, having to worry about it (though I imagine that obstructive sleep apnea is pretty worrisome too, so on balance, the surgery is a good thing.) Hope all goes well, and does he get ice cream afterwards? :-)

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Alison said...

Sending good vibes your way!

10:44 AM  
Anonymous woolybuns said...

Hugs!!

6:28 PM  
Blogger Kiri said...

I'm sure he did great today. What a cutie he is, too!

6:40 PM  
Blogger DebbieKnitter said...

Ohh, I read this a day late :( I am still sending squishy huggy vibes to little man and for mommy too. Even though it is "routine" it is still YOUR little muffin they are doing it to and THAT makes it more important :)
The first few days may be a little tough (Mason was 2 1/2) when he had it done and he was old enough to know he didn't feel well. He had tubes placed too and that was nothing, he never even knew they were in. He did however, realize his throat hurt a bit. Nothing some yummy frozen pops and jello won't fix;)and maybe a new toy might help....oh, and some yarn shopping for mom too, for all the stress;)

12:14 PM  
Blogger kayobeale said...

Hey, just read about Duncan and trusting that all went well. Sending Northern hugs and get well wishes!

1:05 PM  

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