Sunday, June 16, 2013

Tubes

Norah has struggled with chronic ear infections since just after Christmas, when we took her to the doctor and found out she had a double ear infection.  Since then, she's had off and on terrible ear infections, several antibiotics, including a last resort antibiotic shot.  After an awful double ear infection that wouldn't go away at the end of March, we were able to get a referral to an ENT specialist.  I took Norah to him in April, and we definitely felt like ear tubes was a good choice for Norah.  We scheduled the appointment for mid-May, and though it made me nervous, we went ahead with it.  She couldn't eat the morning of her surgery, but luckily, it was scheduled for early in the morning.  We got all checked in, and she got to run around the outpatient surgery area in her cute little (big) hospital gown).  She was being her typical happy, social self until it was time to go back to surgery.  They let her take her blanket, robot, and pacifier, but I had to leave her at the door of the operation room.  That was definitely tough, but they brought her back to me crying just 15 minutes later--it didn't take long at all, and the anesthesia wore off quickly.  She was in pretty rough shape for about an hour, but after a short morning nap, she was ready to eat and was back to her normal self.  They said she probably wouldn't have much of an appetite, but not our hungry girl!  We're happy to report that she has been ear-infection-free since her surgery, and at her re-check with Dr. Rhodes last week, he said everything looks good.






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