Sunday, January 23, 2011

Caitlyn's Surgery Update

Caitlyn's surgery went really well!  It lasted about 45 min.  We were at the surgical center for about 4 hours total.  They gave her something to relax before the surgery and I swear I was torn between wondering if they were killing brain cells and laughing so hard I might pee my pants!  She was so funny.  She had no motor control, and just giggled like she was on laughing gas.  Waking up from the anesthesia was better than her first surgery, but still not a fun time.  They wake up and are so disoriented that they cry and fuss.  She did drink her glass of apple juice and kept it down so we got to go home an hour after the surgery.  She didn't sleep as long as she did after her first surgery.  She got up at about 2:30 and we watched Finding Nemo (the only movie she'll sit still for more than a few min).  She was fussy on and off the rest of the day.  But she went back to school the next day and has been doing pretty well since.  She's been getting up at night and been kind of restless.  I've only had to actually get up with her once though.  They also told us that she'd have bad breath for about 2 weeks after the surgery....but they didn't warn us how bad it would be.  O.M.G.  I can't even explain it.  I don't think it's bothering her though and it's already started to get better. 

We have our follow up appt in another week...hopefully her ears look clear!  She has been eating so much better since her's amazing! 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Caitlyn's Upcoming Surgery

Since November Caitlyn's had constant fluid in her ears.  Her tubes fell out sometime between her 2 year check up in September and the beginning of November.  So she's getting another set of tubes in her ears.  And while we're at it they are taking out her adenoids.  The ENT thinks that taking out her adenoids will also help the tummy issues she's been having.  We thought maybe it was her reflux acting up again...but it could also be drainage into her tummy making it upset and making her not want to eat.  Praying this is it because the reflux medicine doesn't seem to be doing the trick.  Please say a prayer for our little girl this week.  Her surgery is the 17th.  I'll post more after to let you all know how she does.