Tonsillectomy

Hello Friends and Family,

I’m sorry to just be updating now but thank you so much for the prayers! We really needed them this week. The last few days have been filled with a little bit of drama and a whole lot of discomfort for Mr. Amos. It turns out that getting 2 sets of tonsils (who knew we have 3 sets??) removed is not a fun procedure.

As I posted on Wednesday, we knew Amos was getting a sleep endoscopy for the purpose of checking out his airway. We knew that IF the tonsils seemed to be a problem that he’d get those out in the process. We just didn’t *quite* understand what that would entail. Our bad? Or maybe some things got lost in communicating all the covid protocols? Either way, Amos and I showed up on Thursday morning pretty unprepared for what unfolded.

He made it through surgery really well but the recovery was pretty rough and a little bit scary. We didn’t know to expect the level of pain that presented or the swelling, which made it temporarily difficult for Amos to speak. Given his history, that was challenging for both of us. However, after a few hours, the pain meds kicked in and the swelling began to subside. We spent the night in the hospital -which was just as (non)restful as it’s always been- and after a little bit of negotiating and observation, they let us come home Friday afternoon. Yippee!

We are truly thankful to have this procedure behind us. Amos’s ENT was very enthusiastic about the results she got and she’s highly optimistic that this will resolve the apnea issues. Praise the Lord! Amos has a few weeks of recovery ahead of him including a soft-foods diet. So far he’s doing great and he’s excited for all the ice cream ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for your prayers and support!

Love,

The Ross Family

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14 thoughts on “Tonsillectomy

  1. Wow! No idea we had several sets! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Praise God this was the outcome and praying for the recovery! I have always heard it is quite painful so praising God for pain meds and ICE CREAM! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Dear Kelli, Will, Amos, Lucas, Sam, and Phoebe,

    Thanks be to God! The immediate results sound agonizing, but in the long-term … great news!

    Much love in Christ from us all to you all.

    fred

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  3. Thanks for the update. Praising the Lord for the good news and praying for quick recovery and long lasting results.

    Ed (and Jackie)

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  4. What a shock for you both! But the ice cream sounds good (when I had mine out I was made to eat dry toast! Awful!) Very much hope sleep apnea resolves now xx

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  5. So glad for you all that the op went well. How wonderful that after all the astonishing technical stuff that Amos has been through, the remedy of ice cream post-tonsillectomy is still current!.

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  6. Poor Amos, he has gone through so much in his short life. I am happy all went well. Please give him an extra scoop of ice cream from me.
    With lots of love Eva oxox

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  7. Thanks for the update. We will hope the soft diet doesnโ€™t last too long but the soft ice cream will definitely help fill the bill๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€. We will be anxious for another update telling us that things are pretty much back to normal. I feel sure that you are very thankful for the expertise of the Drs that are on Amosโ€™ team and will put his care in their hands. And our prayers will continue ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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  8. Trusting that this is the answer to his problem. He sure has been through a lot in his few years and is such a trooper. I will keep praying for you all. God is in control. PTL Shirley Mangin

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  9. Dear Kelli, Thanks for the update. Iโ€™m a retired pediatric nurse who saw LOTS of kids ( usually under 8 years old). If they were younger than 5 they had almost NO pain that Tylenol couldnโ€™t CURE… I was almost crazy how effective Tylenol could be on a young child.. almost miraculous ๐Ÿ˜ณ! But… age makes a difference and the docs SHOULD have prepared you ( at least) for what happened but I think bc of the amount of tissue removed, the pain increased exponentially ๐Ÿฅด. Still… they should have been able to control his pain better.. Pain is subjective and canโ€™t be measured but Amos is tough but this group of docs/ nurses may not know him well enough. Iโ€™m sure not being able to talk was a little unnerving for both of you. Pain control is so wonderful when done correctly. It makes sooo much difference!! I did pray that the apnea could have been handled by the tonsillectomy.. I assume it will. Iโ€™ll continue to pray for you all and for healing.. Milkshakes with protein ๐Ÿ˜‰… increase the healing process. Milk does create more mucus which can be SUPER annoying.. Water ice and nondairy can help immensely. Cold food is good but make sure he stays warm. Cooling his core temp can make him too cool. Then again… you are in N. Carolina ๐Ÿ˜ฌ.. Praying you are past this by now. In Christ Alone, Daria Skowronski

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  10. What a fighter! Amos sets the standards for a young trouper that can overcome all obstacles thrown at him. He is also a prime example of the type of fighter that our good lord wants in his army. We’ll continue to pray for Amos and look forward to watching him win these battles. We will also continue to pray for his wonderful doctors and the care he is given.

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  11. Kelli, Praise the Lord for the successful surgery. I had gum grafting surgery several weeks ago and I can totally relate to getting that kind of thing behind you! I thought I was a baby again with purรฉed food, smoothies, and lots of ice cream. Amos looks great. Heโ€™s such a trooper. Warmly, Pat

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