Tuesday, August 9, 2011

cuttin' out the evil

this would be the evil (not iron man)

poor little gus had a tremendously challenging day today: he had his tonsils and adenoids removed. those little fuckers have been dangling in his throat causing two tons of mayhem over the past 6+ years, but now they are no más. his PANDAS symptoms have been coming a bit too regularly for it to be healthy for him, so rich and i finally agreed to a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy. gus did fair...he was a little more sensitive to the anesthesia than anyone thought he would be and it took him a while to recover...but he is improving every hour that passes. his doctor declared that "gus had old man tonsils--they shouldn't be found in a child," because years of chronic infection left him with hard concretions and decayed shit all over them. little bastards. in any event, they're gone now and with them the havoc they have wreaked on my poor son's body and brain. i do wish we had done this sooner.

now, with a very large amount of luck, we should see a reduction in (possibly) the frequency and (possibly) the severity of the PANDAS symptoms. it is almost too much to hope for. at the very least, his burgeoning sleep apnea was arrested. get better soon, sweetie.

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