Saturday, December 17, 2011

The flu took over our house

OK, so I promised an update on the ear tube situation. It's a no go for 2011. The flu took over and has forced us to cancel the surgery. The new date is scheduled for January 2012 (Friday the 13th, mind you. Good thing I'm not superstitious!).
The flu. It's evil. We all got flu shots - Gregory got both of the shots required for little guys, which I don't really think is fair, having to get 2 shots just because you're little. Anyway, it came to visit anyway and we had a not so great 24 hours.
With my new job I have a feeling I won't be there for the surgery since it is scheduled approximately 2 weeks after I'm scheduled to start. I don't think that's great timing to ask for a day off. Hopefully all will go smoothly and I can get updates while at work. It makes me feel better knowing he'll only be under anesthesia for 5-10 minutes. I'd much rather him go into this healthy without me there than unhealthy and have the risks be high. And obviously, they won't do surgery on a kiddo who has the flu or has vomited in the last 24-48 hours, for good reason.
So there you go. The flu took over and tubes have been put on hold.

1 comment:

  1. He had the stomach flu (probably norovirus), which is different than the flu you get immunized against (but confusing, since people call them both "the flu"). The flu you get immunized against is the one with fever/coughing/chills. The stomach flu is the gastrointestinal one. They can't actually immunize you against that one because it changes so quickly that you don't even develop much immunity having had it once - meaning you can get it more than once a season. It SUPER sucks. Glad he's feeling better. Oh, and Craig had ear tubes as a kid, and he turned out to be a genius, so there you go.