Thursday, July 31, 2008


Tommy was originally scheduled to get his tonsils out on the 25th of July, but when he got sick and had the outbreak of pseudomonas, I assumed it was no longer in the cards. Imagine my surprise when Monday night, I get a phone call from ENT asking for consent! Tuesday around 1:30, Tommy went into the OR and had his tonsils and adenoids taken out. Since then he's been in some pain and has spiked a couple of fevers. He's on Zosyn again and he's had blood cultures taken so we will see what is going on in a few days.

He was quite combative for the first 24 hours afterwards and required Morphine for his pain. It made his poor nose itch like crazy and he needed benadryl. Then he decided pulling out his IV was a good idea. Last night it had to be put back in because the Zosyn is an IV medication.

Today he is in a much better mood and feels more like himself. The anesthesia always does a number on him for the first couple of days. It's nice knowing he's past that and can start healing.

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Diagram of Tommy's Heart Defects

Diagram of Tommy's Heart Defects
Double Inlet Left Ventricle with Transpostion of the Great Arteries