"Mum!" Two more sleeps 'til my surgery!"
He's excited about his surgery? I remind him that he'll probably not feel very well after it, that he'll have a very sore throat and need lots of medicine. He'll be in hospital for a day and a night. That he'll be a bit sick for a few days.
"Yeah, that's all right. I've always got a sore throat." He pauses thoughtfully. "So.. When do I get to start eating lots of ice cream and jelly??!!!"
I hope it lives up to his expectations?!
If you're on FB or Instagram with me, you'll recall my questions recently about tonsil and adenoid removal. The date for surgery has come around very quickly for Angus. He's a pretty energetic little boy already, so cannot imagine what he's going to be like once he can breathe properly! (a clue was after he was under GA to have a broken arm set, and on oxygen. After he got through the god awful horribleness of the effects of GA, The Husband and both commented on how energetic he was, like he'd had THE BEST sleep ever. He obviously had!).
But in the meantime...I'm bracing myself for the few days that follow the surgery. We've an enforced few days - A Holiday, The Husband calls it! -in the city post-operatively, but in that there are strings attached - no shopping centres or places where there are lots of germy people obviously! (I shall be taking advantage of Woolies Home Delivery I think!)
Kid's Panadol and Nurofen are on my shopping list. The Zoku iceblock maker is on the packing list.
I'm taking my laptop, and hoping to catch up on lots of blogging and photo editing - hopefully I will find that space of mind that has been seriously lacking of late.
Dr approves of fresh sea air as well (but no swimming) so I forsee some leisurely beach sitting in the afternoons or early evenings.
Mental note to self: pack picnic blanket.
In the meantime, please feel free to share any tips and hints of your experiences with tonsil and adenoid removal! I'm all ears.I'll catch up with you after the storm ;-)