I just wanted to let everyone know that Jude is doing AMAZING! And I'm not talking about "Pretty-good-for-a-kid-who-just-had-a-tonsillectomy good". I'm talking about "Amazing-for-kid-who-hasn't-had-anything-done good".
Yesterday, in recovery, the heavy painkillers turned out to be too much for Jude's respiratory, so they gave him some regular old children's Tylenol. And that turned out to do the trick. The doctor had prescribed him some pretty strong stuff, but we just asked that the Tylenol be given every four hours during his stay.
However, I was prepared for Jude to be one miserable little boy when he really woke up that afternoon. Well, he woke up and was completely normal. And happy.
He played with his iPad.
And he played with his puppy (the puppy was Aubrey Lane's Christmas present, but Jude claimed it and loves it.)
Last night, I slept in the bed with him and he was cozy and comfy all night.
This morning, his ENT came in and saw him. Dr. Boone had anticipated this being a pretty rough surgery for Jude, but he was AMAZED as well. His exact words were, "Jude is going to make a liar out of me." He asked in disbelief if all Jude really had was Tylenol? His next words were, "He is one tough little booger." The doctor had initially restricted school for two weeks, but told us that he should be able to resume regular activities soon.
We got to go home early, and Jude has been just playing and being his normal self. Except actually a little bit sweeter than normal- is that possible?
This evening, one of my sweetest friends, Lacey, brought by some dinner for the family. I feel completely blessed by her friendship and kind heart. However, I felt slightly guilty about the dinner because Jude seemed so happy. But I am SOO THANKFUL!
I'm very indebted to my mother-in-law for taking good care of my Aubrey girl. She ran her back and forth to the hospital so I could feed her. Little stinker is still refusing the bottle.
I am also very thankful for everyone praying, texting, and calling to check on Jude. And I am totally in awe of how God has brought Jude through all of this. To think, we put off the surgery because we were afraid it was going to be pretty tough on Jude. And it turns out that it was unbelievable easy. This was all totally the works of God and I want to make sure He gets all the credit for all the wonderful things He does for me and our family.
A couple of people have warned me that it can be worse a couple days after surgery, so please continue to pray for that sweet boy.
"I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee."