Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The trouble with tonsils
Adorable boy with a fantastic temper and impeccable timing for meltdowns.
Adorable boy with extremely enlarged tonsils and adenoids.
Adorable boy who snores just like his father.
Here's the deal.
Enlarged tonsils and adenoids leads to snoring. Snoring leads to lack of a deep sleep. Lack of a deep sleep leads to hyperactivity (yes) and behavior problems (not all but some). Now I'm not blaming all of Brody's behavior problems on the fact that he probably hasn't had a decent night sleep in a long time. He is three and he is a boy. I am convinced however that this could be part of the reason.
Although the surgery itself will only last 15 minutes, it's the week that follows that will be a test of will. He will have to be on lots of pain medicine that has to be taken every four hours....orally. He will thrilled that his diet will consist of popcicles, ice cream and cold liquids for about a week. The surgery is scheduled for June 3rd.
Posted by Keri Speidel at 11:55 AM