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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Update on Dimitri

It's been a full two weeks now since he got his tonsils out and I'm quite relieved to say that he has almost fully recovered. It was a really tough recuperation. The younger you are the easier it's supposed to be, but it didn't really help in this case. Though, in his defense, it probably seemed worse than it was because he did it without pain relief. He absolutely despised and refused his tylenol with codeine. In retrospect I wish I would have asked for another form of pain relief, but it didn't occur to me until towards the end. The first three days were great! So I was totally blindsided when it got bad. There are so many symptoms that freak you out as a parent, but you just have to keep reminding yourself that it's exactly what the Doctor told you was going to happen:

  • Referred ear pain (You're thinking: Does he have a raging ear infection too?!)
  • NOXIOUS breath (You're thinking: Is his throat completely rotting out?)
  • Non-stop crying from the pain (You're thinking: This can't be normal. Something has to be wrong!)
  • Pain that comes and goes inexplainably (You're thinking: something's changed, something has gone wrong).
But it's all normal. And in the end he's better. And breathing silently at night, making it all worthwhile.


  • At 3:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm so glad he's doing better! When my oldest had double-leg surgery 11/5/07 he refused the prescrip pain meds - but in the end he wound up recovering so much better than all the Drs thought.



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