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I am so incredibly sorry that Jake (and all of your family) has had to endure such trauma. The last we spoke, we were grateful that you both were home again. I have read your most recent post and thought perhaps we could keep this thread for you -- or others -- to be able to post updates.

I know there are many differences between members on any variety of topics that leaves *both* sides alternately rolling their eyes or fuming at the computer. Ultimately though, everyone here is united in keeping you (Melis), Jake, and all of your family in our thoughts and prayers. Right now you have every positive thought, vibe, crossed fingers, countless prayers and virtual hugs being offered your way for his path towards healing and recovery.

Stay strong mama... and lean on us as needed. I know your friends here (scattered from all over) won't let you fall.

All the best,

~Missy

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Yes, totally what Missy said! I dont always agree with you, but one thing that unites us all on this board is that we are mothers, and no mother should ever have to go through what you did the other night (not up for debate).

Please let us know how things go. I will be thinking of you all today and hoping for Jake's quick recovery.

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I had a special time of prayer this morning for you and your son. I hope he is well very soon.

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I had no idea what you have been going through! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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Hi friends, just a quick check in to say that I haven't heard from Melis today, and I'm very worried. Please keep praying for her and for Jake. My stomach is in knots waiting to hear if they are OK.

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Please let us know when you hear anything. Thinking of them with all the energy I have today.

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Praying someone hears from them soon.

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"LiveFreeOrDie" wrote:

Hi friends, just a quick check in to say that I haven't heard from Melis today, and I'm very worried. Please keep praying for her and for Jake. My stomach is in knots waiting to hear if they are OK.

Continuing positive thoughts and prayers. Thank you for taking the time to update as you are able. Even hearing "no news" at least removes wondering about that from the equation.

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Oh, Melissa. I'm so sorry. That is so incredible scary. Miles has his T & A's removed January 2 and that scab bleeding thing was my biggest fear (especially since the risk is greater days after the surgery.)

I cannot fathom how frightening that is and was. ((HUGS)) Praying for you and Jake and hoping for the very very best.

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They are home from the hospital after a frustrating day. No transfusion...Jake is home.

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Oh thank the Lord. Still praying for total healing for Jake and for some down time for Melis

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"mom3girls" wrote:

Oh thank the Lord. Still praying for total healing for Jake and for some down time for Melis

Ditto!!!!!!!!!

Thanks again Robin!

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Oh my! That is so scary! You and your family are in my thoughts today, Melissa. I hope Jake recovers quickly.

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Glad he is home! Hope every thing keeps going well and he heals up quickly. I have also been wondering all day and will continue to send my good thoughts your way.

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(((hugs)))

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So glad he's home! I'll keep sending prayers out for them.

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I never had a chance to post yesterday, but I truly cried when I read about what happened to Jake. So incredibly scary and traumatic for all of you. I'm so sorry, but so happy he is home and didn't have to have a transfusion.

Praying for your family, Melissa.

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That happened to my sister when she had her tonsils out. My mom packed her mouth full of gauze while my grandma raced them back to the hospital. It turns out that my sister has a clotting disorder that wasn't discovered in the routine pre-surgery testing. I can't remember what it is exactly, and maybe they do test for it now (that was 30 years ago). I would strongly encourage you to have him tested so you can make sure this doesn't happen again with something that should be a minor procedure. Keeping you & your family in my thoughts!

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Hugs and good energy from my heart.

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Any new updates?

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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.

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:comfort: I cannot imagine the terror you must have felt.

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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

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"Potter75" wrote:

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.

I do the same thing, and I just beat myself over the head. I even sometimes think of situations beforehand. Like Ben had day 'surgery' yesterday - an upper endoscopy with several biopsies. It was very quick and the GI talked to us saying he's fine and in recovery and probably waking up right now. Then, like 2 HOURS goes by and the beeper isn't going off and I'm like WTF is going on????? Imagining all these scary situations going on back in the post op area. Jeez, I get nuts thinking about the kids sometimes. Turns out he just woke up from the anesthetic and decided to have a nice long nap Smile

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.

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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!!!

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((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.

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"boilermaker" wrote:

((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.

We had the same thing with our oldest. She was 6 and said about a month out of surgery "I had a dream last night, I have never had a dream" She never slept well, so after surgery she was a different kid

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So scary, been praying. Glad he is out of the woods, hope he heals now quickly.

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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.

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

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.

Thanks Alyssa. Coming home from the hospital AGAIN with him stuggling so to eat had me a mess last week. He seemed to really turn a corner for the better on Saturday night, eating his first real meal in almost two weeks without any crying/screaming etc. Sunday was also a much better day of drinking and eating, so for the first time I have hope that the healing has actually begun and we may be moving out of all of this mess.

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Oh, I'm so glad to hear he is doing so much better.
Make sure to take care of yourself too. Smile

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I agree with Susan, try to take care of yourself too when you can. I am so relieved to hear he is doing better, I've been thinking of you and all you have been going through. Sending big hugs!