Thursday, March 10, 2011

braylon: first surgery

I drove down to Boise with Braylon today to meet with a children's Ear Nose and Throat Specialist. Ever since Bray was a baby we heard from his pediatricians that his tonsils were abnormally large. Over the years its been a little bit a joke among friends and family that he would snore while awake anytime he was totally focused on something, like a movie or story. The "awake snoring" wouldn't be reason enough to have his tonsils removed but he has also struggled with staying asleep - he constantly wakes up to clear his throat because the tonsils block his throat, and constant congestion from the same reasons. It has been strongly suggested to us that we have them removed before he is 5 because the recovery is easier so we went to check it out. 

As soon as Braylon opened his mouth, Dr. Beck said "Oh my goodness! These have to be a 5+!" On a scale of 1 - 5 so... yeah. She said she would be taking pictures of them to use in her next paper, nice. So his tonsils may be published. Bray is scheduled for outpatient surgery at the end of April and now he is convinced that he will be sick until his tonsils are out.  I really, really hope that it all goes perfectly and that he has the easiest recovery possible!

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