Thursday, August 9, 2012

Good-bye tonsils!

Sandra has some huge tonsils!  I didn't even know she did until a year or so ago at a Dr. visit.  She isn't sick often and so I didn't think too much about it.  While learning about large tonsils we found out that they can cause kids to not sleep well... BINGO!  We figured out what was going on with our little Chica.  She snores and never seems to get enough rest.  It was time for the tonsils to go.  It was great timing too since we are not back to school yet.  

Here is her before picture:
The hospital nurses commented on how impressively large they were.  That made me feel better that this was important to get done.  The doctor also commented on how large they were.  

This is the morning of her surgery.  She's got her new penguin that her primary teacher brought her as well as her chipmunk.  She loves animals!

Waiting to go back to surgery.

And after only about 40 minutes she was back with me... and so sad :(.  

The popscicle did help cheer her up, but she was upset about having an IV and kept talking about how her throat hurt.  Poor girl!

Once we got home she took a good nap.

She woke up much happier!  I'm sure get well balloons from our friend Kayla helped too :).  

The rest of the kids also loved the balloons... she bought enough to share.

They had a blast with them for the next week or so.

Sandra took about 10 days to fully recover.  Not the funnest surgery, but not that bad either.  It was tough when her recovery got worse around day 5.  She was waking up at night and really in pain.  I'm so happy to be done with it all and that she seems to be getting more rest at night too!  We love our Chica and are so happy to help her get some better sleep!

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