Cecilia - posted on 01/18/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
We found out a few days ago my 13 year old son had an infected branchial cleft cyst. Usually they only need to drain them. He has multiple and he needs surgery. He will be going in on the 30th and staying over night and leaving on the 31st. He will be out of school until the feb. 4th.
Anyways, I was looking for ideas on what to get him to make him feel better. As a boy i don't think he would love the idea of balloons, or flowers. I know I plan on getting him some new cool video game to play while he's home resting. What else could i get him besides a card and a game?
If you're wondering what " infected branchial cleft cyst" is. Before we're born we have the beginnings of gills pretty much, Most of the time these close up before we are born. His didn't. He got an infection in them due to a low immune since he had the flu a few days before. So basically i call him my lil frog boy now.
The doctor was shocked that he was 13 before anything happened. usually they become infected as a baby and so they parents know very early on to keep an eye on it.