August 25, 2009

Mac and Cheese? Already?

Trent's T&A surgery went great today! He was not nervous beforehand and separated from us easily when it was time to go back with the doctors. He thought it was funny that everyone was in their pajamas (scrubs...) and the sweet sweet doctors and nurses at Scottish Rite Children's Hospital (Atlanta) made things so much easier on him!

Even though we knew his tonsils were huge, they surprised the doctor by being even more ridiculously enormous than he had thought as they just kept going back into his throat. So it's a really good thing he had the tonsils out, and it will help his sleeping, his breathing, his speech, and his overall health. He had no bleeding, and they only had to remove a little part of his adenoids since they turned out to be smaller than they expected. That was especially good because it leaves more of his palate in place which will avoid altering his speech in a negative way. Huge answers to prayer!!

We had a couple tears after the surgery, but really Trent is doing great! He was up and playing in the playroom on his hospital floor within a couple hours, and even had mac and cheese with a muffin for dinner! Let's hope he keeps feeling this good!

The doctor will be discharging him tomorrow mid-morning and he can't wait to go home. They'll remove his splint and IV from his arm tomorrow too which Trent is especially looking forward too!

Thanks to all for your prayers, and please continue to pray for him through his recovery!


  1. Hey Meredith,

    I am so glad that everything went smoothly. He is so precious and am so glad he will not have to deal with the side effects of having such large tonsils. We will look forward to hearing about his good reports of improved sleeping, etc. as we do Chase's reports. You must be very proud of your sweet boys. Let me know if I can be of any help.

  2. I am glad everything went well! HOw stressful Mac and Cheese is always good huh? I am following from MBC! Just found you.

  3. That's wonderful that surgery went well. Praying for a quick recovery so he can enjoy more mac and cheese! :-)

  4. I'm so happy he is doing so good! We'll keep him in our thoughts and prayers!

  5. Best Wishes to Trent! I am of the generation where nearly everyone had their tonsils out, but mine were really bad. I remember only being able to have soup for Thanksgiving when everyone else had turkey, but afterward I stopped being sick a lot of the time. The infections were affecting my whole body. Hope Trent has the same healthful result! Nice blog.