Saturday, July 11, 2009

Tonsils have to come out!

Elijah continues to get strep over and over. I think I stopped counting when he got to #12. That's just in a years time.

His doctor sent him to an ENT several months back, Dr. D agreed the tonsils needed to come out, but he wasn't going to do it. Dr. D said it was too risky for Elijah to have the surgery. He really put the fear in me about it all.

Elijah continued to get strep, even more often now, about every two weeks. And his rocephin shots are not working as well since he has been getting so many. Dr. R said the tonsils have to come out. He said the strep infection could cause more problems like going to the brain or heart. Okay so he put the fear in me then.

Dr. R sent us to another ENT. Dr. B said those tonsils and adenoids have to come out, no question about it. He scheduled the surgery for July 28.

Most kids get to eat lots of ice cream after this surgery, of course Elijah will not be able to and if that isn't bad enough.... kids also go home on antibiotics and pain meds. Elijah will get neither. He can't take meds by mouth. I'm really worried about the pain. I don't want my baby to be in pain and not be able to help him.

Jody's cousin's husband is a compound pharmacist and someone (thanks Nicole!) told me he makes a numbing sucker. I called him to find out what's in this sucker to see if Elijah will be able to have them. After talking to Tim and telling him Elijah gets a lot of ulcers in his mouth and I put Orjel on them, we determined the suckers will be safe for Elijah. The sucker is just sugar and meds. The suckers are the size of a Dum Dum sucker and they are $4 EACH! LOL At $4 each the sucker needs to be the size of a blow pop! I do hope the suckers will help with the pain.

So I'm asking everyone to pray for Elijah having this surgery. My concerns are the pain, and infection. Thank you for taking time to pray for Elijah.

Dakota had Elijah convinced he wouldn't be able to talk for two weeks. He told Elijah even if he felt like he could talk, not to try it. Jody spilled the beans, so Dakota's plan didn't work.

3 comments:

Mama Teaching 2 said...

I am going to be on my KNEES about this one, I am not just saying that! Heavenly Father is going to hold that sweet boy and tend to him in only the way that HE can. Please update me, Kayla.

mydogsrule said...

We'll be praying for the little man! If it helps, my son only took one dose of the pain killer they sent home after he had his tonsils and adenoids out. After that, ice chips seemed to work better for him.

Dot said...

You know I'll be praying for Elijah. HUGS