Josh and I talked it over quickly and decided to go with it. We tried to schedule a time when Josh would be home so that I wouldn't have to fly solo but it didn't work out. A few days before his surgery Ethan and I went to the store to pick up anything he thought would sound good after surgery. Popcicles, pudding, jello, Gatorade, etc. As we checked out he told the clerk, "I get to have all this sugar cause I'm gonna have surgery!". So funny!
I didn't have to fly solo the day of the surgery though. A great friend and neighbor, Amanda came along with us to Children's Hospital to take care of Cora while I took care of Ethan. The doctor removed his tonsils, adenoids and reduced his turbinates.
|Pre surgery. Dressed in the hospital wardrobe with Snoopy.|
|I was taking Ethan into the operating room so they had me dress in a big blue jumpsuit with a hair net. Amanda got one for Cora too!|
|I know, dead sexy.|
|Leaving the hospital a few hours later...|
|Notice where Jango is...|
|He kept creeping closer and closer to Ethan. Amazing what sensitive animals they are...|
We also got Ethan a Nintendo DSi XL (yes, I have to type it all because that is what Ethan calls it. He corrects me if I just say DS) for after his surgery. It really helped to distract him from his pain and put a smile on his face for the car ride home from Children's.
He was breathing better the night of the surgery and no more snoring! He doesn't breathe through his mouth like he did and the attention issues seem to be easing. All in all it went very smoothly.