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.