My grandson Gannon went to Iowa Children’s Hospital and Clinic on Monday for a routine tonsil and adenoid removal. Well, it wasn’t quite routine-but mostly. Let me explain. Gannon doesn’t do well after anesthesia. He’s had a couple of other surgeries and recovery has been slow.
Kalissa requested that our local hospital not do the surgery as Gannon’s previous reactions haven’t been the best. They were fine with that.
The surgery happened early Monday morning. Here Gannon was giving the thumbs up. Since then, everything has gone downhill.
Gannon is not well…
His oxygen saturation is not good. They can’t get him to improve.
Kalissa has sent me videos of Gannon trying to breathe. They are heartbreaking. It makes me cry to see them.
In the process of it all, they found out that he might have another medical issue that will require surgery down the road. Oh, my word. We need to get him through this first. The poor guy.
At one point yesterday they tried to get him to sit up and play with legos. Even that exhausts him and he can’t do it. He loves to draw and use markers. He can’t do it.
They are trying to get him into Pediatric ICU but there are no beds. It’s a mess.
He has a fever now with pneumonia. It just keeps getting worse.
My daughter Kalissa had originally taken him on her own leaving Craig home to work. This morning, Craig took my van and went to be there with them.
I have their other two boys.
That’s really all I know at this point. I feel so bad for Kalissa. It’s hard to watch your child struggle…I know because it’s hard on me watching her.
I feel so bad for Gannon.
Admittedly I’m feeling pretty bad for myself. Gannon is my guy. If you’ve read the blog you know Gannon and I are extra close. I wish I could be there, but I’m here with the other boys. It’s the best place for me to be. Besides, I caught a nasty cold and can’t pass that to Gannon.
So that’s the news from the Kramer front. If you’re a praying person, Gannon could use some prayers. I’ll try to post some good news once we hear some. If I don’t post, you know I’m just busy with the other boys.