Monday, October 26, 2009

Jake's surgery:

Tomorrow Jake is having surgery. It's become more and more apparent that his poor hygiene practices have left him needing radical dental work:




Ok, ok...just kidding-well, only about the poor hygiene and radical dental work part. He really has a beautiful smile!



And, it shouldn't be affected (at least not for long) by tomorrow's surgery. Tomorrow Jake is having his tonsils and adenoids removed due to sleep apnea. His tonsils are ginormous and he sleep walks and snores and such so we are hoping the surgery improves his sleep habits which should in turn improve his daily life.

I feel at peace about the surgery as his surgeon is very nice and gave us a couple options regarding the surgery. It will be done in the surgery center close to our home and Jake should be recovering at home later the same day. But, with all that being said, I have normal mommy worries and will be going it alone in the morning since the H1N1 flu has caused Clarian to restrict those who accompany patients (very understandably). My sister was going to go with me but since they explained these new precautions, just me and Jake will be trekking in for the surgery.

He's supposed to be out of school for a week and avoid activity for 2 weeks...hmmm-that'll be interesting. It looks like it'll be a good few days of red box and cartoon network for the Valiant household.

Please pray for the surgery and for Jake's recovery (and for my sanity;-).

5 comments:

Kandie Stilwell said...

We will be praying for you all tomorrow!

Kirsten Smith said...

Aww...sweet boy! I'll be praying for Jake and for you all tomorrow. ;)

Kavita Deckard said...

We will be praying for you - he will do great and so will mommy!!!

SUNSHINE MOM said...

praying!

Lora said...

I'm reading this late. I hope all went well, Renay, and Jake is recovering and feeling better. Hang in there, Mommy!!