Thanks so much all. Stacey they did have him tested for a clotting disorder and it was negative. He lost half of his blood volume, turns out because his tonsils and adenoids were SO huge there were huge pockets back there behind the scabs ~ these huge membranous not scar tissue but like scar tissue like things were forming ~ and because he was drinking so little despite our best efforts the scabs got larger. When that thing went it went in style. Its been traumatic. I need some therapy man, I've just never so truly contemplated one of my children dying or been in such a near death situation. I keep replaying it in my head and focusing on what could have happened instead of just being grateful that in a few weeks he will be just fine. To feel your little one lose consciousness in your arms in a sea of blood, well, I truly hope that none of you ever have to go there. Again, thank each of you for the kind words and prayers.
Melissa, so glad this is behind you. I hope everything just continues to improve from here on out for Jake. Hope Luke and Julia are okay too, i know you said they were there. It must have been terrifying for them...and of course you and Nate. Parenting is such scary scary stuff. I'm overwhelmed thinking about the ordeal you've been through and the type of strength parents have to have to mentally get through these things. Hugs, Mama
Cecilia Marie 1/10/10
Photo By Anne Schmidt Photography
So so so relieved that Jake is going to be fine. But what a terrifying ordeal. I just simply can't imagine what you went through.
I am so relieved, I cannot IMAGINE going through that. My heart dropped to my stomach when I read it the first time. My heart goes out to you & your family. . .just hold each other tightly and remember how lucky you are. The terror of it must have been completely overwhelming. So grateful he is okay!!!
Laurie, mom to:
Nathaniel ( 10 ) and Juliet ( 7 )
Baking Adventures In A Messy Kitchen (blog)
((HUGS)) I really would need therapy to talk through that ordeal. I'm so sorry, Melis.
I will tell you know that a month out from surgery, our Miles is like a new kid. Turns out his T & A's kept him from sleeping well and he was never rested. Now he eats so much more and sleeps more soundly-- and his voice changed once the swelling went away-- he really is a different kid. Worth that painful healing and I hope the same is true for you and Jake. That (eventually) this ordeal seems worth it.
Hang in there.
DD 8.03, DD 6.05, DS 3.07, DD 5.09, and DS arrived 6.17.12
So scary, been praying. Glad he is out of the woods, hope he heals now quickly.
DH-Aug 30th 1997 Josiah - 6/3/02 Isaac 7/31/03
Melissa - I know I already said this on FB, but I am soooooo relieved that Jake is doing so much better. I was traveling when I first heard, and I literally checked your FB page every time I was on a break or on the ground. Your family has been in my thoughts so much lately, and I'm so so relieved that Jake is okay. I can't imagine how terrifying that must have been for you and for your family.
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
Got an opinion? We've got a board! Come join us for some lively debate on the Face Off! Debate Arena board.