01 May, 2007

My brave little boy

Chickie now has his third set of grommets in (in both ears). He was very brave but fought them a bit.

I only mentioned in passing during the last week that he'd need to have grommets in again and while he heard me, it didn't really register. Then yesterday I explained we'd be going to go to hospital in the morning to have them in. He got a little upset and said he didn't want the mask because it made him feel funny.

I also explained he wouldn't be able to have breakfast before we went in. I got up earlier than him so I could have some without eating in front of him, but I didn't quite eat quickly enough. He got up, came out and with hands on hips, said "I thought you said no breakfast!". He had a very offended look on his face when I explained it was just him...

So we were at the hospital at 7am and went in at about 8.30. Chickie had asked J to go in with him this time (thank goodness! I went in the last two times and I hate seeing him go under), so J got to wear the lovely gown and paper shoes. J says he let them put the mask on him but he positively fought the effects of the gas. Apparently he was gripping tightly onto the bedrails and refusing to lay down - even as his head was lolling about from the anaesthetic. Though, as the doc said, they always win and he eventually went under.

He came out a bit upset and laid and cried quietly for a bit, but it didn't take too long to get back to his usual cheerful self. Then after a while, a vegemite sandwich and a drink, we were allowed to go home.

Lunch was his favourite (Maccas happy meal with a TOY!) and we rented Happy Feet to watch. Good but not as good as I thought it would be. Chickie seemed to like it though.

He's all back to his normal self again, though tired - early night tonight! Still asking us to repeat things but that will ease off soon hopefully.

As for house stuff, we went to Ikea on Sunday and didn't see anything on our 'list' that we both liked, but did see other things we liked. Didn't buy any of the big items yet but I've filed them away in my mental 'possibilities' list. Only things we actually bought were a green ghost lamp for Chickie (I'd love one myself!), some bamboo placemats and a cool little apple corer/slicer.

15 comments:

Holly & Scolly said...

Hope Chickie is feeling better soon, must be hard to see them going under. Sending lots of good thoughts your way ...

carmelo said...

Aw bless him, he's a strong wee lad :-) Hope all's going well anyway my dear, I'll join holly & scolly sentiments.

Oh great One said...

I'm going to show my ignorance here but what are grommets? Are they like tubes for drainage? Sorry.

monicker said...

Ouch-ouch-ouch! Poor Chickie. Reading this made me squirm just a little.

Zazzy said...

I hope Chickie feels better - he sounds much braver than I am when facing the doctor.

velcro said...

what a brave little lad. i hope he feels better soon.

H said...

Poor Chickie, I hope he gets over the anaesthetic properly soon.

Charm School Reject said...

Poor Chickie. He's such a brave little boy!

Is Macca's like McDonalds? AND I've heard of vegemite but what theheck is it?

Hope he's feeling up to par soon!

carmelo said...

"AND I've heard of vegemite but what theheck is it?"

The UK eqivalent is marmite, but I don't know if that means anything to you dudes over the pond. Its bascially yeast extract, scraped of the top of beer during the brewing process. They just released a Guiness one :-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegemite

(By the way it tastes like crap)

caramaena said...

Thanks everyone. Chickie is almost back to normal. He's still talking too loudly but I think that will take a bit longer to settle.

oh great one - yes, grommets are are ear tubes to help his ear drain. When the E.N.T. did the tests, it showed his ear drum on the left was barely moving so it was no wonder he was having problems hearing.

charm school - yeah Maccas is what we call McDonalds. Vegemite is pretty much how carmelo described it, though it tastes ok. A lot of people not familiar with it make the mistake of thinking it's sweet and then when they taste it and find it's salty they don't like it. I visited Japan a long time ago and took some and it seemed they liked it if they were warned first that it wasn't chocolate. Either that or they were being polite!

Good to see you again carmelo - hope all is well with you and the missus :)

The Phosgene Kid said...

It is tough seeing a little kid go through any medical procedure. I couldn't even bear watching our kids get shots when they were tots.

How does Vegemite taste? I always thought the name implied it might be made out of vegetables.

meggie said...

Hope Chickie is hearing better now. It is so hard to watch them being anaesthatised. I paced like a caged lion until they were back in my safe care! My kids had nose cauterisations, & my daughter had a small lump taken off her ear, when she was 11 months old. That was the worst time!
Vegemite is a vegetable extract.

caramaena said...

phos and meggie - I'm a wimp when it comes to Chickie and medical procedures. I was with him the first two times he went under for his grommets and absolutely hated seeing him go limp. At least the effects are fairly short-lived.

phos - vegemite is salty. It looks like a thick black paste. If you ever try some, I reckon it's best on thick bread toasted, with lots of real butter (margarine's just not the same) and very very thinly spread vegemite.

Vegemite on toast used to be my breakfast of choice and I really miss it (I can't eat a lot of bread these days - it really seems to spike my blood sugar levels quite a lot).

h&b said...

oh, poor boy !! .. and norti you for sneaking brekky in for yourself ;)

Happy Meals and Happy Feet sound like a lovely treat to make up for it anyway ;)

( oh yes, and I almost bought one of those lamps too, for my boy, but my husband thought they might be 'too scary'. oh well )

caramaena said...

h&b - norti, I know.

Oh and the ghost lamp? Chickie sleeps with it. He just loves it.