Kendall's surgery went well today. She was very brave and did all that she was told. We arrived and waited a few minutes until we were called back. Once back there, she changed clothes and the nurse had to start an IV. Kendall was scared but held very still. It helped that the nurse had put some numbing cream on the tops of each hand so the needle didn't hurt as much going in. After I kissed her good-bye and they took her out, I waited for about an hour before the doctor called me back.
He said Kendall's tonsils were huge- much bigger than expected. I really hope this helps her with her sleeping after she heals. He said she handled everything well.
The thing now is to keep her hydrated and make sure her throat stays moist. She will stay out of school for the rest of the week. If she feels well next week, she can go back.
While I was waiting on the surgery, I finished The Kite Runner. Talk about a book that makes you look at your life. This book was compelling throughout and kept me thinking about the storyline everyday. It's not exactly a feel-good book, but I think it's necessary to get outside of one's comfort zone from time to time. This book also helps to explain the modern Afghan culture of today.
And last, but not least, Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.