Thursday, November 29, 2012

Evan's Tubes - Take 2

There is never a dull moment around our house these days.  The boys had both been battling colds the last few weeks and we thought they were on their way to recovery until last Monday. Eavn was cranky in the morning (not unusual) and we sent him off to school.  Daycare called soon after and said Evan was having trouble swallowing and was really upset.  By 3:00 they called me with him hysterically crying in the background.  Off to school I went to get him and then to an urgent care because I couldn't get him to see his regular doctor.  Turns out his tubes in his ears were not in the right place and he had developed an ear infection.  The poor guy just kept holding his ear and screaming crying.  I got him to see his ENT the next morning and by Wednesday, he was scheduled to get his tubes replaced.  Evan has allergies to antibiotics and the best ones for curing ear infections are the ones he can't take.  This is one big reason why we got tubes originally, because we can treat ear infections with drops.  However, the ears were blocked up with wax and infection so the drops could never get to where they needed to.  Since this was his first cold of the season and it had turned into an infection without his tubes working properly, his doctor agreed to do the tubes the next day.  But since he was a last minute addition to the schedule, it meant he had the last appointment . . . which meant no food all day!  By the time we go to DuPont, Evan was in a surprisingly good mood considering it was 4:00 PM and he last ate at 6:45 AM. Our doctor was running late but DuPont is the best because they have a children's playroom.  I didn't have my real camera, so these next few pics are not ideal.  But here he is shooting hoops and loving the playroom area:
About 20 minutes after we went to the playroom area, they called us back down.  Here is his reaction to being taken out of the playroom.  He threw a full on tantrum, kicking and screaming on the floor:
And here he is settled in nicely watching Sponge Bob for the first time. He was able to have his sheep with him for his procedure and the sheep even has a hospital bracelet around his leg.  This is a children's hospital so they are really wonderful with kids.
Coming out of anesthesia was rough on Evan. This was his 3rd time coming out of it and each time has not been fun.  We made it home by 7:00 and were on the road for Thanksgiving at 8:00 PM.  Nothing quite like getting your kid out of surgery and then putting him in the car for 4 hours!  We knew he'd be tired and fall asleep, which is exactly what happened.  And hopefully we're all set for awhile and he will outgrow these infections sooner rather than later!

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