Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Reasons we are going to take Little Man's Tonsils and Adenoids while retubing:

1. A child not yet the age of three should not have already had strep three+ times.

2. A child that had tubes fall out in November should not have had 7 ear infections since.

3. He still has fluid on his right ear since his last ear infection over three weeks ago.

4. Doing it now will avoid missed school and socialization once in school.

5. He is a mouth breather when he sleeps. Of course, now how will I be able to tell he is asleep without actually going in his room?

6. What three year old wouldn't want to eat ice cream and smoothies for a week.

7. Research shows sleep apnea is related to cardiac issues later in life.

8. Fewer antibiotics because he will be sick less (hopefully).

9. Better sleep for him means better sleep for me.

10. Aren't the adenoids pretty much like the appendix...useless.

11. Maybe we can finally turn down the radio.

12. A cranky three year old post op has to be better than a cranky teenager post op.

13. He is our test child anyway.

I will keep you posted on the routine surgery and when they can get him in. I am very optimistic that this is the best thing for Little Man. Not only have I attended Google University to consider our options, I have received lots of advice from others to support our decision.


Honeybell said...

#13?? Rolling on the floor. Seriously.

Poor little guy, I bet getting the tonsils and adenoids out will fix most, if not all of those problems.

FUN-ky Mama said...

My son had his tonsils & adenoids removed with the second set of tubes also. His health improved tremendously, I have never regretted it one bit.
He will be 15 on Sunday! (yikes)

Momo Fali said...

My son had his tonsils and adenoids removed when he had just turned four. Now, I will scare you and tell you that out of the eight surgeries he has had (including one heart surgery), the tonsillectomy was the WORST BY FAR. Some kids have no problem at all, but for my was a horrible recovery. BUT, his health has improved TREMENDOUSLY and I'm so glad we did it. He no longer has apnea, and has only had strep once in the last two years. Even though it was a miserable ten days, I'm so grateful to have him healthier.

The MomBabe said...

oi, been there. done that.

Hope you stockpiled on the popsicles...

Angela: mom2girlsgirlsgirls: said...

I think I've already told you--been there with the tubes. Hang in there! Seems like all of my kids are guinea pigs...poor girls!

Law Student Hot Mama said...

Reason 13 gets a HELL YES from me.

LaskiGal said...

Those are all pretty darned good reasons! #13 makes complete sense. I mean, you can always make up with the next one :)

I hope all goes well. I know this has been weighing heavily on your mind. Keep us posted . . .

Anna said...

Hope all goes well with the surgery!

Thanks for stopping by the other day!