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 🙂
Thanks for your prayers and support!
The Ross Family