Surgery Tenative For Tomorrow

Addison’s surgery to remove her tonsils and adenoids is tenative for tomorrow. The reason I say tenative is because we have all come down with the flu this week. It has been miserable around here. Thankfully Brian has dodged it by being in Tampa all week for work meetings.

Last Friday Addison had her pre-op testing. She received a finger prick to check her iron. Remember my phobia of needles and blood…well, guess who passed out at the pediatrician’s office from hearing the finger prick…yours truly. What a sight, a mother on the peds exam table with an ice pack on the back of my neck and a nurse in the room monitoring me. Aye! Her finger prick showed low iron so the doctor sent us to the lab for a blood draw. I called my Mom and asked her to come along because I didn’t want to be in the room for the draw. What an ordeal. They had to stick Addison 3 times due to her tensing up and moving. Poor thing :( The blood work finally came back late yesterday and the iron levels are good so pending her flu symptoms she will have surgery tomorrow. Extra prayers appreciated.

Once again big thanks to my parents for accompanying me to the doctor visits and taking care of us this week.

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Surgery is Scheduled

Addison’s surgery to remove her tonsils and adenoids is scheduled for mid November.  Unfortunately since she is getting back to back strep she has to remain on an antibiotic until the surgery.  Pre-op which consists of a blood test and paperwork will take place the Friday prior to surgery. 

Recovery time is a week.  They said that day 5-7 is the worst as the scabs start to come off the pain is excruciating and she will be miserable :(   They suggested the best thing to do is to set my alarm and every 3 hours around the clock for 7 days to administer Tylenol, keep her hydrated even though she will not want to drink anything because a dry throat will make  the pain worse as well.  Thankfully, I had my tonsils and adenoids removed as a child so I know what to expect and what the surgery and recovery will consist of.  

Until then life goes on as normal and we will prepare her the best we can for surgery.

Here’s hoping this will lead to a path of less sickness because she sure has been through the ringer with these tonsils for the last several years.  

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