Tuesday, January 19, 2010

One Week Post Surgery

Well, one week after surgery and Micah seems to be doing great. At least during the daytime. While it's light, he's back to his cheerful and energetic self. But once tucked into bed, he reverts to that frightened boy we knew back in China and upon first coming home.

The procedure has resulted in a lot of snoring and periodic sleep apnea. We hope these are short-lived. He has been waking every few hours. And true to himself, any trauma in Micah's life plays out in his sleep. The last couple of nights he has been having terrible dreams that leave him crying hysterically. We finally get him calmed down and back to sleep only to have him wake 1-1/2 to 2 hours later with another nightmare. All he will say is that he is dreaming about the doctor. I hope this phase passes too!

Micah's speech sounds like he has a cold and is completely stuffed. We are hearing some good pressure consonants, but we're not sure if that's a result of the swelling or if it will last.

Hopefully, we'll get some sleep tonight and he can go back to school tomorrow. Thank you all for your prayers.

3 comments:

Katie said...

Karen,

Thanks so much for sharing! I've been thinking about/ wondering about your sweet boy. I'll pray that this trauma passes and that he feels more comfortable at night!!

Katie

Shanna said...

Look at that sweet smile!! THRILLED that he is doing so well in the daylight.... so sorry he is having such a tough time at night. SO much like how Kai recovered from his surgery. This next week should really be different/better :) Although, I do recall Kai having a very sore throat around day 10. I think due to the scabs coming loose.
Hang in there sweetie!

La Dolce Vita said...

So glad he is doing well!