Owen had his tubes replaced and adenoids removed on Friday morning. This time the procedure was done at the Surgery Center for Children's Hospital. This is an amazing place set up specifically for outpatient surgeries like this. They just line up the kids and take them back one at a time. We were in the door and out in three hours.
The recovery has really been pretty easy. He slept more than usual on Friday afternoon but since then has pretty much seemed like he feels pretty good. That is, besides the Omnicef diapers. If you've had a kid on Omnicef, you know what I mean - if you haven't, you probably don't want to know. I'll just use one word - toxic!
He does seem to be in a slightly better mood. We seem to have had fewer tantrums since Friday. I hope this keeps up. He still has the chronic congestion he's always had. I was hoping that would magically clear up after the surgery. But, maybe it's unrelated and we'll just have to keep trying to figure it out. It seems like allergies, but several people have told me it shouldn't be allergies with his age (at least that it shouldn't have been when he was younger). However, a runny nose is not much to worry about with this boy!
James mentioned in his post that Owen is saying a few words. I can't describe how happy it makes me to hear him talk! Now if we could just get him to say Mama... Oh, he's never going to live this down! ;)
I realized the other day that Kate is a really good kid and even has manners. AThat is, at least she does at home - I hope this carries over to other places when Mom and Dad aren't around. She's three and a half now, and I guess the worst of the twos and threes is over. I know we've got a LONG way to go, but I feel like we've got a pretty good start on things.