Saturday, May 12, 2007

Staffilococcus II

Poor little Milo had to be operated again yesterday, as the left side had swollened as well to a very unhealthy size, filled with pus. This time I asked that he'd be sedated, to spare him the stress and the fear (not to mention the excruciating pain) he had experienced the first time last week. And the only possible sedation was full anesthesia...I will never forget the tight knot in my stomack when I saw him entering the surgery room, with his green gown, sitting up on the stretcher, white as a ghost, his eyes filled with terror. It all went very fast and within 40 minutes he was out and sleeping in his room. He woke up within few hours and recuperated his usual curiosity and energy level within the afternoon. We came home last night, reliefed and exhausted. We're going to have to go back daily to the hospital to drain the wound (it has been left open with a 'straw'), and it is going to take a few months before his lynphonodes resume to their ususal size and consistency; we still do not know exactly how he picked up this bacteria. We met a few children in the waiting room with the same problem, though. Milo has been very corageous, all considered. His mantra has become "non voglio più andare all' ospedale, basta punture" (I don't want to go to the hospital anymore, enough with the shots). He alternates it with "voglio andare a Parigi, devo andare a scuola" (I wanna go back to Paris, I gotta go to school). He's got a great bike as a reward, and he has immediately learnt how to enjoy it, riding it freely in my parents' courtyeard, reminding me of my carefree childhood summer afternoons...

4 comments:

Alice said...

Clo, I'm so glad the operation went well! I will hold my thumbs for you that his recovery is fast & uncomplicated and that he'll be over this very soon!! Lots of hugs!!!

Brikebrok said...

Che brutta esperienza ! meno male che tutto va meglio. un abbraccio

santi said...

Ah Clo ..Milo has been through a lot! Get Well Soon, you brave boy!!

Lilian said...

Oh dear, what an ordeal!! I hope he's getting better every day. I'm glad he got the bike and is enjoying it. We bought a small one for my oldest son, and he already wants the bigger model :)

And I love to read the things he's been saying. What a brave boy!!