Monday, October 6, 2008

A Big Sigh of Relief???

Well, today is/was surgery day. The day for Big Brother to get his tonsils out. But it didn't happen. So, yes, I'm sighing in relief. I probably shouldn't be, but I am. There is a reason why things happen the way they do, so this was a sign.

Big Brother had a fever last night around bedtime. Mild one, though one nonetheless. So, we gave him Tylenol and went about our night like we were still going. Then at 4AM when he needed more and the breathing worsened, I gave up. I gave him water and then knew that it would seal the deal b/c he wasn't supposed to have food or water after midnight.

He had/has a fever.
His head hurts.
He is lazy on the couch.
He doesn't eat--even when given the option of Fritos or cookies.
He is quiet.

These are all the signs of strep in our house. I went ahead and took him in and the ENT checked him. He put him on a stronger antibiotic and sent us home. We have to wait 10-14 days before we can go back. We are rescheduled for October 16th.

I kind of think this was God's way of letting me go and see the setting where his surgery would be taking place and meet the nurses to make sure they would be syrup-y sweet to my boy. The young nurse was precious and so nice. Also, now Daddy can probably be there and since he is the anchor in our lives, I think that will help this wimpy mama!

Thanks for your kind words. I so appreciate my blogger friends!

We continue to be busy. Showed the house yesterday. We were in their 'short list', which is what is said every time we show the house. Yadda Yadda Yadda. Blah Blah Blah.

Still am going to take a picture of Miss Bug's bday invite. Maybe I'll get a chance to do that today now that we can breathe easy for a little while. Though the date now is wrong for her bday party. It can't be the day after Big Brother's Tonsillectomy!


Scarlet O'Kara said...

Hope he feels better soon.

My little sister just had this procedure...and she is in her early 30s. It is much easier on the little ones. She has been out of work for a week and a half...and she has lost over 13 pounds!

Lipstick said...

Poor Big Brother!! I hope he feels better really soon! I am glad that you got to meet a great nurse too.

Haute Mama said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I actually received that email today! At least you married a VOL! I always cheer for the Gators, unless they are playing UT. I actually interned at UF before being hired at UT. I worked for the men's athletic department (sales and marketing) for over five years! I love Knoxville, the Vols, and everything SEC!

I hope the procedure to remove his tonsils goes well. I was a wreck when my daughter had tubes placed in her ears at 15 months; and she was up and running around a few hours after the procedure. I'll keep him in my prayers.

Surf Girl said...

I hope Big Brother feels better soon! At least you got to meet the nurses - they will take great care of him!
I went to Milligan College - up in East TN. Both of my parents were from TN too. My dad's family is from Kingsport and my mom's family is from Elizabethton (near Johnson City). My mom and dad met at Milligan. I can't believe both our hubs went to APSU!

Slacker Mama said...

Step again!?!?!? Well, if that's not a sign he needs his tonsils taken out...I don't know what is!

Hope he feels better and I'm glad your mind is a bit more at ease after seeing the facility.

clemsongirlandthecoach said...

OMG. Need to call you!