The surgery itself only took an hour. He had his tonsils and adenoids out. The surgery went fine. TJ did experience a bronchial spasm, but they were able to get it under control. He did have a croupy cough post surgical and needed albuterol every 6 hours. He was in a lot of pain, which made him cry, which made him cough, which made him cry even harder. He kept gaging, coughing, and then would dry heave. The OR nurses said it was gas, the room nurse thought he was nauseous. She wanted him to have anti-nausea medicine, but then forgot to give it to him. When he would heave he held the little pink cup to his mouth and just cried into it. His mouth hurt, so he didn't want to swallow, so he held a wash cloth to his mouth to absorb the drool. Poor baby.
3 months ago