Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Surgery tomorrow


So tomorrow's the big day for Riley. Marci takes him in for an 8:15am appointment to get his adenoids and tonsils removed. All indications are that it should be fine, but having to get the poor boy operated on is a little disconcerting. If the results are as the doctors say (no more drooling, able to swallow, etc), it'll be worth it.

Since he was a wee pup, he's had trouble with drool and swallowing. We always thought it was just because he was a baby and, therefore, drooled. But, now, at 2 1/2 years, he should be through with drooling. He's always gurgly in the throat as well. At night, he chokes and gags on his saliva, which wakes him and us much of the time. Not only that, he has some issues with swallowing food (see last week's posts about puking) which makes dining an exciting experience at times.

Hopefully the drool/swallowing thing is corrected. Hopefully he snores less and sleeps better. Hopefully he's able to eat more comfortably. He'll be miserable for a few days and then, poof! All better.

Check back later for updates.
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