Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Toddler Scorned

Braden's adenoid and tubes procedure was Monday, and for some reason I haven't found the time to write about it yet. I am slacking big time. Part of it is because I have been busy at work thus leaving me less time to goof off.

The procedure went great. The doctor's exact words were, "He did great, and everyone loved his monkey." My exact thoughts were, "Thanks for all the info doc. You were a great help. No wonder you made thousands of dollars for this 30 minute procedure. I love you."

My words were something more socially acceptable.

We were warned by practically everyone who had experienced a small child being on anesthesia, but I still wasn't fully prepared for the recovery room scene. What I witnessed made me think of throwing out the age old adage "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." Even though this statement has its merit I am still considering replacing it with "Hell hath no fury like a toddler coming off anesthesia."

Braden hit two nurses, two parents, a few stuffed animals, and maybe even a few fellow patients. He refused to drink anything or eat a popsicle so they could remove his IV. Instead he struggled to remove it on his own to the point that the nurse finally gave in and just took it out.

Within 10 seconds of having it removed Braden already had taken off the bandage. Then he took off the bandage on his arm. Then he continued his angry tirade.

When we finally got him home he took a nap and woke up feeling better. Since then he has often had a fever so he is on a steady dosage of Tylenol.

Basically Braden is his normal self for the majority of the day. He just gets tired more often due to the fever and Tylenol. Hopefully that will all go away soon.

So there you have it. Everyone survived the procedure. We all hated it, but hopefully it will mean a healthier winter for the little man.

11 comments:

Katherine said...

Oh, poor little guy. I hope he gets all back to normal soon, and I hope the procedure means an easier winter for you all, especially Braden.

Tim Riley said...

I remember my youngest daughter after anesthesia. They don't really tell you how traumatic it will be for the kids. It was tough watching her struggle, but she bounced back pretty quickly. One of those things I'll always remember.

Brandy@YDK said...

Grayson didn't really have the angry wakeup. he had the couldn't stop crying wakeup.


Glad y'all survived even if it was the by the skin of your teeth.

michelle said...

Poor boy. I hope he's feeling better now.

Eric said...

You might want to find representation from any class action suits...

glad he's doing well.

Keith Wilcox said...

I feel stupid because I had to look up what an adenoid was. :-/ Anyway, I'm glad all went well. I was put under anesthesia when I was a toddler, but nobody has ever told me how I behaved upon waking. Maybe I should ask!

Rob said...

Glad to hear your little guy is going ok I just hope no one brings any assult charges against him :)

Father Knows (Travis) Best said...

Very good. It sounds like he handled it better than I would have. Judging by how pissy I am when I have a mere cold, I can't even imagine what I'd be like after a surgery.

seashore subjects said...

I'm happy to hear it went well, and send wishes for Braden to be fever-free and back to his happy norm soon.

Manic Mommy said...

So glad it's over and he came through it well. I can't imagine how much you hated it.

I had a similar experience to Braden following my c-section and subsequent morphine with Gremlin - verbally abusive to my poor mother, itchy, bitchy. Like being inside an anxiety attack. Good times.

Tom said...

Glad it all went well. Hope this proves to be a huge help like it was for our son.