Monday, November 17, 2008

Tubes 1, Chase 0

While most families are busy traveling or cooking next week on Thanksgiving Eve, my little family will be at the surgery center anxiously awaiting Chase's 2nd set of tubes. *sigh* We had the ENT appointment today and it pretty much went like I figured it would. Bad news is Chase will need a 2nd set of tubes. Good news is that Chase's tubes are not only blocked, they have now partially come out. That means that they can be completely removed and reinserted with one surgery instead of two. I knew this was coming, but I still hate it. The surgery is quick and relatively safe as far as surgeries go, but for those few minutes he is away from me it is pure torture. It feels like the walls are closing in and my heart is beating a million beats a minute. It may only be minutes, but it feels like forever. We really had no other alternative and the moment we were told that the continuous ear infections would leave more scar tissue than the 2nd surgery would we were ready to go. Hopefully this will be the last set of tubes and the last surgery Chase has to endure! Pre-op is Monday afternoon and we'll be expecting a call from the surgery center to give us exact times later this week. I really feel bad he is having surgery the day before Thanksgiving, but it gives us several days to really make sure he is back to his little happy self before getting back in routine. Boy life is never easy, is it?

*P.S. Happy Birthday PawPaw!!!!

**I am grateful for
1) one surgery instead of two... thank goodness the tubes were starting to come out!
2) hunting season cause deer sausage is yummy
3) recess
4) cell phones
5) autumn leaves


AmandaHoyt said...

Oh, Kahla, I'm so sorry that Chase will have to have another surgery. I am praying that your anxiety will lessen and that you would be comforted by the Lord tonight as you start thinking about next week's surgery.
Hugs and prayers,
P.S. I LOVE deer sausage too! We are going to try to get on another lease next year. My hubby has been buggin' me! He wants to take Cait on her first hunt! Eek!

crayonmommy said...

Uhg! I am so sorry! I am taking Ain for her first ENT appt. on Thurs. She may need tubes as well, and I am NOT looking forward to it. Will be praying for ya'll!