November 15, 2011

Surprise! It's a Tube!

Yesterday, Rachel had her tonsils and adenoids taken out. To my surprise, she also had a tube inserted into her right ear. I say surprised because she's always passed her hearing tests and the ENT just looked in her ears the Wednesday before and saw nothing wrong. I guess once he was able to take a better look there was some really thick gunk in there! So now, the tube in combination with the removal of her tonsils and adenoids gives me high hopes that we will start hearing some actual words from her mouth. I also think she will sleep much better.

A bear the hospital gave her...
trying to get out of bed because she saw me with the camera
The actual surgery was super short. I had Stephen call me when they took her back to anesthesia which was 8:30am. I got to the hospital at 9:15am and they were already done and she was in recovery with Stephen. Her actual recovery has been cruddy so far but we upped her pain meds right before bed and she seemed much, much happier. And not happier in a loopy way but happier in she drank apple juice like it was going out of style because she felt so much better way. She even smiled for the first time all day! That makes me less stressed out about being home alone with her tomorrow. The doctor warned us that Thursday may be the worst day as far as pain goes so I'm crossing my fingers that things go ok.

Now here is some eye candy to finish off this post...

1 comment:

  1. Poor kiddo, hope she feels better soon. I had my tonsils out last year and I must say it was very painful, oatmeal seemed to give the most comfort (and narcotics). Don't be shy with her pain meds in the beginning give them round the clock even if she seems okay.
    Hopefully things slow down for you and everyone stays healthy for a bit.


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