Life is crazy. Work has had a lot of layoffs (never good). I’m ok for now but that was stressful. The house selling process is stressful. The original buyers were flakes and our house went back on the market. Thankfully we got another offer right away so we are pending again, hopefully will close at the end of this month and be done with all of it. UGH!
The big news, Logan had surgery last week. He got tubes put in his ears.
We got his hearing checked a few months ago after some concerns and it turned out he had some hearing loss. He has a lot of ear infections when he gets a cold so it’s a combo. We met with ENT and they suggested that we get tubes. It would help with the ear infections and the hearing loss. Thankfully his speech has never been effected by the hearing loss, but we have noticed some behavioral stuff (like not participating in things at school, probably because he couldn’t hear very well).
Surgery was obviously not something we WANTED for our 3 year old, but it was in his best interest. They were able to fit us in pretty quickly and the surgery itself is like 5 minutes long, and he’s only under anesthesia (gas) for maybe 10 minutes. It was still one of the most stressful things ever!!!!
Thankfully Logan LOVES the doctor. He is so fascinated by doctors and all of that stuff. He was a hit with all the nurses. 😉 He got a car and a stuffed bird. It was cute. He was so curious about all the stuff they did for pre-op. I wonder if will be a nurse or doctor someday! 😉
The hardest part of this whole thing (Because seriously, it all went so quick we didn’t have a chance to worry much)…was when he came out of surgery/anesthesia. Apparently it’s normal for toddlers/little kids to have a rough time. It was SO BAD. He was hysterical and inconsolable for over an hour. I know he was probably confused and scared and feeling the effects of the anesthesia. It was so upsetting. 🙁
We went home and Logan was still weepy and indecisive. I asked if he was hungry, he said he wanted toast, I made toast, he said he didn’t want to eat, that type of thing. He was also glued to me. So I carried him into bed with me and made him lay down on me until he finally fell asleep! We napped for about 2 hours. Thankfully.
He woke up feeling better. He ate lunch. He was ready to lay on the couch with me and watch movies. He was acting a bit more normal. Good! He was back to his normal self by the next day, so that’s good!
Over the weekend we went for a run and Logan biked, so he was definitely back to his normal self!
He also got to go to the movie theater for the FIRST TIME to see his favorite, The Lion King. 🙂
We went to the river and he threw rocks into the water, his new favorite thing. 🙂
I’m glad he’s back to his normal self so fast. Glad we did the surgery. Hopefully this winter when cold and flu season starts he’ll skate through it without too much issue because of the tubes! (And I hope I do too, because of MY surgery!)
One of my kids did that exact thing with anesthesia when she was his age.
It never happened to her again.
When it happened, they actually put her back under, very lightly/quickly and she napped in recovery for about an hour. When she woke up the second time, she was fine.
For years when she had anything done, we would warn them she had a reaction, but it never happened again. So I do think it was age related.
One thing we do now is request IV fluids. Both girls (who are now 25 and 21). So wisdom teeth, colonoscopies, anything at all where they are put out, we requests bag of fluids. And that helps hugely (wisdom teeth is good example). Sometimes we request two bags if it was more involved.
And if you suspect he is going to have speech issues, in our area, for his age, they will do preventive therapy. Or at least they used to. Now 21 year old had orthodontia work done at age 3-4. She had headgear. She went to speech the whole time to prevent a lisp.
So sorry you had house drama. That is scary when you are juggling two. We have built twice. And when we built the second time, we waited until we were nearly ready to move, to list the old house. It sold quickly and painlessly, but we fully realized it could have been double ugly.
I’ve talked to other moms and their kids had the same issues. Anesthesia is just weird. Some kids have a reaction to the calming meds they give them before surgery. Thankfully Logan didn’t have any of that (just gas).
Thankfully we have no speech concerns. Logan is a champ. LOL He never stops talking LOL!!
I can definitely say it’s been a summer of stress. I will be glad when it’s all in the past.
My oldest did ear tubes multiple times, and, while he didn’t have an adverse reaction coming out of anesthesia, thankfully, it was still VERY stressful on this mama! Hopefully it will fix everything and Logan outgrow the problem like my son did. His dad, my ex, had lots of ear issues that went untreated because there really wasn’t much they could do for it back then. He had pretty major hearing loss due to scarring over the years, so it really was a no-brainer call to do the tubes. And grandson #2, got tubes put in last year, so it seems to be the gift that keeps on giving 🙁
Crossing fingers the 2nd buyer isn’t a flake for you!
It seems to be a very common procedure! My brother and I didn’t have that issue. Either did Michael as a kid. So who knows!
Thanks! I hope so too.