Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tonsillectomy


Kristen got her tonsils out today. They also removed the anchored tubes that they put in two years ago. And if that wasn't enough, the doc pulled a really loose tooth that could easily get knocked out while they were doing tonsils. It had been a problem tooth so getting it out while she was knocked out seemed like a perfect time.

Her surgery was scheduled for 10:00. We got there by 9:00 and she didn't go back to pre-op until almost 9:30. Got her gown on and sat in the chair with her....and sat, and sat, and waited, and waited. I surprised her with a new game for her DS, so she played that some of the time. But when she wasn't playing it she was really scared. They didn't take her into surgery until just after 12:00...that's 2 1/2 hours that we waited!! But then she was done by about 12:30 and she did great. The nurse that took care of her in recovery really fell in love with her. Kristen told the nurse that this was the first time she'd ever had her tonsils out :)

Her throat has hurt her quite a bit today, and she's just laid around watching tv. She took a very short nap after taking Tylenol with codeine. She's sleeping now and the tooth fairy will be visiting tonight :)

3 comments:

Gardenia said...

oh, that's no fun. maybe ice cream later today will help cool the throat. get well soon!

Leah and Maya said...

yes ice cream is ordered, poor girl. I hat that wiating who wouldn't get freaked out I mean really. Glad she's doing good and the tooth fairy is on the way.

Valerie said...

Poor Kristen! Hope she's doing much better by now!