Saturday, May 8, 2010

Surgery- tonsils and adenoids

Ryan had surgery on Thursday May 6th to have his tonsils and adenoids removed. We also had blood drawn for allergy testing. We had to be at the surgery center at 7am. He got checked in- weight and height 38 lbs and 43 inches. His oxygen levels surprised me that they were only 95%. Daddy walked Ryan back to the OR and stayed with him until he fell asleep- It was only a matter of seconds before RJ returned. About 20 minutes later the surgeon came to talk to us- he was already done! He said that Ryan's adenoids were HUGE! His tonsils weren't as bad, but still needed to come out. His lab work for allergy testing should be back in a week or so. Then about 30 minutes later we got to see Ryan. They brought him to us in this oversized padded wagon- he was sleepy and had his hands behind his head as he always does when he sleeps. He cuddled up in daddy's arms and dozed off and on. Finally he took a freezie pop and some water. He was pretty sleepy. Daddy left and got Ryan a new toy- a bobcat with tracks- not wheels- Ryan's request. Ryan hasn't let go out it since. Each day he is getting a little better. He can be strong willed when not wanting to drink or take pain meds, but figures out quickly that they do help. I am looking forward to him breathing easier- his oxygen levels after surgery were 98%. I hope that he is able to be more rested also. He is my trooper- it is amazing how kids bounce back from things and keep on going.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Time to update!

First the good news... Ryan is doing well! He is now 4 yrs 1 1/2 months old- how does time fly! Ryan has been attending Sunday School and seems to really enjoy going. We tried karate and decided that he doesn't like it. He also just recently found out he will be a big brother to a sister! Somedays he wishes baby was a boy, but seems to be pretty excited about being a big brother. We are very excited to be bringing this blessing into our lives in Aug.!

And now the medical- unfun stuff.... Ryan had been saying "what" alot and I figured it was a boy thing and because of his dad's hearing loss was picking up on the habit of saying what. Just to be safe I decided he should get his hearing checked. We also have noticed every since very little that Ryan snores- quite well! One night he fell asleep on the living room floor before bedtime and I noticed he was actually obstructing his airway and waking himself up to take a breath. So, it was time for an ENT appoint. First Ryan had his hearing checked and for the most part was pretty cooperative- everytime he heard a beep he had to put a peg into a hole. This is when we learned that yes Ryan has some hearing loss. He is unable to hear some of the low tones, most likely due to chronic fluid in his ears when little. He doesn't have fluid in them now, which is a good thing. We meet with the ENT dr and he checked Ryan over. To my surprise his tonsils are pretty big and before we knew it we were scheduling Ryan for surgery. Ryan will be having his adenoids and tonsils out on May 6th. I am hoping that things will be much better for him afterwards. Ryan can be pretty hyper at times and this could actually be from lack of good quality sleep- or just that he is an active 4 yr old boy!

Ryan is outside playing as I type and I must go check on him!!! I will update after his surgery!