Monday, March 2, 2009
So Daphne got her tonsils and adenoids out on Friday. She had terrible sleep apnea and wasn't ever getting a full, sound night's sleep. Her tonsils were so big that they touched in the middle when she was sick and nearly touched the rest of the time. It was affecting her eating, and she began snoring even while she was awake. The lack of sleep was even affecting her behavior and learning. So despite how scary it was for me to let her get put under general anesthesia at such a young age, we took the plunge. And.....
It went great! She came home from the hospital and ran in from the car. Then she asked for a bowl of ice cream. which she ate ALL of. Then she aske for some macaronicheese. Which she ate ALL of. It was a bowl the size that I usually split between her and Beck. Then an hour later, she ate another bowl of ice cream. so in about an hour's time, she'd already eaten more food than she usually eats in a whole day. Or several days. So that part seems to be improving already.
Daphne also slept silently the last 2 nights. Usually when I go in to check on her, she's sawing logs. But last night I had to get right up close to her face to hear her breathe. And she slept in until 8:00 this morning (usually it's about 7:15 or so) and took naps the last three days in a row (she hadn't napped more than once a week for a month now). So, Yeah!!! Lots of improvement in that area too.
She hasn't complained of any pain (we're keeping her pain meds steady) and has only showed signs of irritability once or twice. So overall, I'd say it was a good move. Really the only downside to this is that she sounds like she's been sucking helium. It's pretty funny.
Now to pay the bills...UGH. They say you can't put a price on your child's health, but I'd say the price for Daphne's health will about $1200. Stupid deductible.