Our little man had his tonsils and adenoids out this week and boy oh boy did that pull on the heart strings having him put to sleep in my arms then lain out on the operating table – wowee!!  I sure hope I don’t have to go through that again.  I can’t even begin to imagine how parents must cope with complex and serious operations – my heart goes out to you all.  With a couple of super heroes and monster trucks for company he pulled through.


I had no idea his abnormally large tonsils were affecting all his senses so much.  His taste, his speach, his breathing (& snoring) and even down to his smell.  We didn’t realise but he said the words “What’s that smell?” a few days later and we had never heard him say that before.  With all the stinky nappies we had encountered – we always wondered how he could stand to have a nappy (or pants for that matter) full and not care and never complain about the smell we were withstanding whilst changing him – but low and behold – the poor little guy couldn’t smell (or lucky little guy in some instances).  All of a sudden he can smell everything and it has opened up another world to him.