Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hallelujah! Ready, Set... Surgery!

After yet another night of insomnia, I am turning into a real basket case.  Seriously, I've felt on the verge of crying all day.

Yet, we had some great news this morning.  We went to our first visit with the ENT and I am so glad we did.  Our pediatrician had advised us to wait until we had the sleep study done, but considering that we can't even see the sleep doc until mid March and a sleep study probably won't happen for weeks after that...  well, we just couldn't wait.

After the exam, he told us that her tonsils are huge and that he'd like to take the tonsils and adenoids out right away.  The scheduling process is underway and we should hopefully have it done in the next 2-3 weeks, fingers crossed.  I came very close to crying with happiness (although not a huge stretch for sleep-deprived me.)

Who else is thrilled to find out their baby should have surgery?  In this crowd, I guess I'm probably not alone.  Her doctor says we will probably notice an improvement in her breathing as soon as the same day.  And obviously, we hope that this will improve her sleep, and thus, improve ours.

So I am very, very excited.  Happy that there actually is something going on.  Happy that we can take some action even without waiting forever for the blasted sleep study.  Happy that it's not all in my mind.  (Well, chances are, my insomnia is in my mind.  The constant wake-ups courtesy of Cora are not.)

So that's the update.

I think I'm too tired to post a picture.  I've certainly been too tired to take any pictures.  Rain check?

15 comments:

  1. I remember sleep deprivation all too well. My middle son woke up every 2 hours for the first year of his life. He still gets up once a night and ends up in my bed. Drives me crazy! Hope you see an end of yours very, very soon!

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  2. Oh, I hope the surgery is soon and effective!

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  3. oh, be prepared for total melt down mania for two weeks. rachel's recovery was, by far, the worst thing she's ever been through. BUT, she is much better now. she is getting more restful sleep and she is babbling more. i think it was a good trade off. but make sure you stay on top of the pain meds!

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  4. What a relief to have an answer. Sleep deprivation really messes with your mind. We'll bring Cora some ice cream (or frozen yogurt or whatever she wants) to help with her recuperation.

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  5. So glad you have some answers and a solution! Hoping the surgery is scheduled quickly so you can all get some sleep soon!

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  6. yay! I hope this solves things for you guys!

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  7. I am relieved Miss Cora is having an T&A. When I read about the sleep issues the other day, I wondered if maybe she was obstructing. Ellie is having ear tubes places again tomorrow. Her third set and I cannot wait as she is miserable. Anyway, here's to hoping everyone gets some good sleep soon!

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  8. I hope the T&A helps you all get some sleep! Sleep-deprived moms aren't nearly as fun as those who get even some sleep. May Cora's recovery be easy and improvement be fast. :)

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  9. I think it will be good too. We noticed a huge improvement in our daughter after her surgery. It's such a relief to know that your child can breathe at night! And it sounds like you need the sleep as well ;)

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  10. Please let me know if/when you need anything!

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  11. So glad that you have an answer! I hope that the surgery is scheduled soon, that she has a quick recovery and that you are all sleeping well soon! Very soon!!

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  12. Keep us updated! I really hope your family will get more sleep soon!

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  13. My oldest son needed to have his adenoids out & tubes inserted when he was about 18 months old, then his tonsils had to go at 2 1/2 years. Though the surgery was a breeze, the recovery is not easy - but SO worth it. With the first surgery, we could tell that he felt immensely better the next day. When he had the tonsils done, it took a little longer, but not much.

    I hope all goes smoothly and from someone with a nursing background and prior experience from the parent perspective - keep up with the pain meds! They're much more effective when you stay on top of the pain instead of trying to play catch up.

    I'm sure your sweet little girl will be feeling "good as new" in no time! Best wishes!

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