Monday, March 26, 2012

Why I've Been Quiet... My Son's Surgery



I want to apologize to you for not being a very good blogger lately. Life seems to have taken a turn for crazy these last few weeks. When I do have extra time, I'm just not in the mood to type out blog posts. So, thank you for bearing with me. I'm not sure what kind of time I'll have in the next week and on, but I'm thinking I will finally have a little more down time to return to regularly blogging.

Many of you know that my son, Zachariah, has had a bad year for illnesses. I wrote about it a few times. He just kept getting sick over and over again. It's been very discouraging. I feel bad for him, but fortunately he takes it all pretty well. Honestly, not much keeps him down and he's a cheerful child. One of my favorite things about him!

Poor Zachariah has had doctor appointments about once every 2-3 weeks since December. He has had strep throat or tonsillitis off and on since January. Every time he comes off an antibiotic, he gets sick again within 5 days. After 6 visits to the doctor with this happening, they referred us to an ENT expecting that they would recommend a tonsillectomy.

A little less than 2 weeks ago we went to see our ENT doctor. She was very nice, and discovered something else upon examining Zachariah. His ears are full of fluid, and he needs tubes. Poor guy. And with his large tonsils and history of illnesses this winter, she said removal of tonsils and adenoids were a must as well.

It all seemed to happen quickly from that. She prescribed a new antibiotic for him to start a week before the surgery, so he didn't have the chance to get sick again. And we were able to schedule the surgery only 2 weeks out.

So, tomorrow is the big day. We will have Zachariah to the surgery center at 7:00AM and his surgery is scheduled after that. it is an outpatient surgery, so he only has to stick around 2 hours after it then can come home to rest. And he will have to stay home for 10-14 days after surgery to avoid other germs, rest and recovery.

Please, pray for us tomorrow. Pray for my son as he is operated on. Pray for the surgeons that God will guide their hands and everything will go well. Pray for Matt and I that we will have peace and ability to take care of Zachariah as he recovers.

I am hoping and praying this is the end of the illnesses after this. It should fix most of the issues he's had. Then maybe he can finish this school year and not miss so many days being sick next year.

11 comments:

Erica said...

I'm sending all my love and prayers for a speedy recovery for Z and for an end to all his pesky illnesses!

Sara said...

What timing...my 3 year old had her tonsils & adenoids out on Friday, and I was really stressed and worried! The surgery goes quickly, but they are pretty pathetic afterwards. Kelly didn't even want popsicles! I hope that the surgery goes well and your little guy feels much better soon!

CAQuincy said...

I hope all goes well today. You all are in my thoughts....

Mary @SweepingMe said...

I hope he gets better and he finds the road to recovery easy and without further complications. My heart goes out to you and your family and will be in my prayers.

Mary

Amy said...

I hope all goes well this morning. I remember having my tonsils and adenoids out when I was a kid. I don't remember it being too bad. Hopefully his throat will heal up quickly.

Fran said...

I hope everything goes well tomorrow for all three of you. I have had one child get his tonsils out (at age 4) and one get tubes in her ears (at age 2) and their sicknesses and problems DISAPPEARED! It will be an uncomfortable two weeks for you as he heals from the tonsillectomy but after that I hope he will be a happy healthy kid for a long time. (((hugs)))

d e v a n said...

Thinking about you all and hoping it goes very smoothly!

Kalendi said...

Praying for you. Your son sounds like me when I was a kid, until I was in 2nd grade I missed more school than attended. But after tonsilectomy I'm healthier than a horse. I just wish they had the tubes at the same time. It was rough at the time (I still hate jello and vanilla ice cream), but oh so worth it!

Jenn said...

I hope that Zachariah's surgery went well, and that he is recovering well.

sueparks2003 said...

I'm a little late I hope everything went smoothly and he is on the mend. Sending prayers your families way!
Gladys P

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