Monday, May 9, 2011


 About a month ago, Cambree had surgery.  

We were told by 3 doctors that her tonsils were the largest they'd ever seen in a child her age.  After the surgery, we learned that her adenoids were too.  Just about as big as they get. The combination of the 2 had been restricting air flow between her nose and mouth and into her throat.  Plus, she had fluid in her ears for who knows  how long causing a minor hearing loss, causing speech delay, mouth breathing, excessive drooling, nasality in her speech, many sleepless nights, extra stinky breath due to bacteria stuck behind her tonsils, increased get the idea.  I'm probably making it sound worse than it was.   But she got it all removed and ear tubes put in.  So there you go.  I've been told it is a miracle surgery and so far, we have seen improvements but I think it will be a long term thing.  That's ok, I'm just glad it is all over.

 This is her the day after the surgery.  Her goofy energy didn't last long.  About day 5 is when the real pain kicked in and it was awful.  We had long talks coaxing her into taking her pain meds for every single dose.  But we made it!

And she's back.  We're so glad!


Tammy and Alvin said...

So sad to have to watch your child in pain, but I'm excited that life should be better for her now!

Kristie said...

Glad she is doing better. Jeremiah had his tonsils and adnoids taken out in December and he sleeps so much better now.

LoveYaMissYa said...

Oh what a sweet girl. So glad everything went well. I kept meaning to email you and ask. Hope you all get a little more sleep now!

Decker and Christine said...

That sounds AWFUL!!! I'm glad everything went well and she's doing so much better.

Tassi Smith said...

So sad. No fun watching your kids in pain. I am glad she is back and stylish.