Friday, January 9, 2009

Tonsilectomy, day 3

Poor Elijah! Each day has been worse than the last. The ENT told me that day 5 after surgery is the worst, so it looks like we have a couple more days of this. Elijah woke up screaming at 3am, and it was not easy getting him to take some Tylenol. I rocked him back to sleep. At 7am, he took his medicine better, but he REALLY doesn't like the Tylenol. It's 'very strawberry' flavored, and it smells really good. I've been mixing it with a little vanilla Pediasure so he will actually drink it. He's even complaining about THAT now. He takes the pink amoxicillin just fine, but the Tylenol is a continual struggle.
Elijah spent much of the morning playing computer games and watching a little TV. He's eating less and less each day. Today he drank 1/2 a Pediasure, 1/2 cup of applesauce, 1/4 cup (maybe) of yogurt, and a couple of scoops of ice cream. Yesterday he managed to eat a peanut butter sandwich for lunch!
Pete came home early in the afternoon and played the Wii with Elijah, and they enjoyed that. By evening Elijah was feeling pretty poorly. He had a screaming fit about the Tylenol... which can't feel good. But he went to bed easily. I hope he feels better SOON!


Jennifer said...

Give him meltaways - he weighs enough now!!

- Zeke's mom