Friday, 6 March 2009

Tubes


Yesterday our 9 year old had tubes put in his ears at our local hospital. The entire surgery takes all of 2 minutes, but we waited a couple of hours before and afterwards, which gave me one on one time with him. Boys tend to run in packs and when you get a chance to pull one aside, it's always novel and nice.

He told everyone that it was the best day of his life because he didn't
have to go to school while everyone else did and was pretty happy waltzing around the hospital room waiting for the surgery to start. He practiced saying, "Where am I?" the moment he came out of anesthesia and made me promise that I would laugh when he said it.

After surgery he was still for about 20 minutes and then was back to normal. My mom is a volunteer at the hospital and escorted him down to the car with a bag of candy which he loved (both the candy and having his grandmother there).
The discharge papers said - "food and activity as tolerated".
He tolerated the bag of candy on the ride home and the ridding of his bike all afternoon wearing the surgery hat and calling himself the doctor.
It was a good day.

3 comments:

KarenW said...

Glad he had a good day! My youngest had tubes put in her ears and it made a terrific difference. I'm really glad we had it done.

Cool hat!

Samantha said...

What a cute guy! I'm glad to see yesterday didn't slow him down!

Autumn Quiles said...

So glad to know he is doing well... :)