Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sam's Tonsils

Today we had the pleasure of going to the Specialty Hospital to have Sam's tonsils out and the hole in her left ear drum repaired.

We had to be there at 8 am. They didn't take her back to anesthesia until just before 9:30 am. She wasn't happy about going back there, but she did good.

After she was safely in the recovery room, our ENT, Dr. Blotter, came out to talk to us. He said he's done easier tonsillectomies on adults! He said that her tonsils her so big that she likely had obstructive sleep apnea as well. Good thing those suckers came out!

To fix the hole in her left ear drum they made an incision about an inch long on the back of her ear where her head and ear meet up. They took out a small pad of fat from the back of her ear and used that to patch the hole. Hopefully it will work!

She's been completely zonked out all day. Not sure if it's because of the pain medicine they gave her or if it's from the anesthesia. Oh well, I'm sure she's better off this way for today!

I told Travis, "It's only the sixth day of the year and we've already met half our deductible." Awesome.

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