Jahnna's tonsil removal
I love our Ear Nose and Throat Doctor. He is amazing. He does the whole procedure on a closed circuit camera with the parents watching. If you want to. And I did want to. I just missed half of it. I've watched him put in two sets of tubes into Colby's ears but I've never seen a tonsillectomy or an adenoid removal. Anyway I got John and Jahnna up and dressed and off to the hospital. Then I had to get Colby up and dressed and onto the bus. Riley spent the night at Grandma's so I didn't have to worry about her. That was a big help this morning. Plus it means I got to sleep from 12:00 to 5:30 with no interruptions. Nice!
Anyway, Jahnna had huge tonsils going into this. We knew that but to actually see them removed made me realize just how huge they were! Plus her adenoids were pus filled and infected. I had asked her repeatedly over the last few weeks if her throat hurt and she kept telling me No. But her cough just wouldn't go away. So anyway they were infected. The doctor said it really wasn't a big deal he just put her on a slightly higher dose of antibiotics than she would have been on.
Jahnna did really well even waking up better from the anesthesia than I thought she would. Of course she was grumpy for about a half an hour. She kept saying her throat hurt even though they gave her morphine. And I have never seen a kid blow their nose so much before. I guess it's normal after this surgery but she's already been through three full boxes of Kleenex in two days. She wanted to go home 10 minutes after waking up. She's definitely like me in that department. I'm done get me out of here. We waited around through three sets of vital checks and then they let her go. I went out to get the car and bring it around. Jahnna decided to throw up the entire bottle of apple juice she drank all over her dad! I was never so grateful for a cold morning and the need to warm up the car!
I have a video of the procedure but since my DVD drive on my computer doesn't want to open up I guess I won't post it. For those of you with strong stomachs, here is the before, after and removed tonsils. Don't say I didn't warn you! It's a bit blurry but it's the best I could get. The top left is the before, the top right is the after and the bottom left is her tonsils out. She's a trooper and did an awesome job!