Friday, February 6, 2009

I scream, you scream, we all scream for.........

Shannon is having trouble sleeping. She has, in fact, had trouble for quite some time. She can't breathe. We went to the doctor who said she thought it might be allergies that were causing the trouble and put her on medication. It didn't really get any better, in fact got worse, so much so that Shannon was having to sleep propped up. And she snored so loudly I could literally hear her at the other end of the house on the other floor. Then one night when I couldn't sleep, I happened to be walking past her room when she just stopped breathing. Then she coughed and choked and woke up (sort of) and went back to sleep.

Needless to say I was on the phone with the doctor the next day. She suggested I record her snoring and then bring her in. So I did. And when the doctor looked into her throat she said, "Wow, you have the biggest tonsils I have ever seen!"

We were promptly referred to an ENT who she says is conservative with treatment, someone she would take her own kids to.

Today we went to see him, asks me a couple of questions, looks into her throat and says "Yeah those are pretty big. I think this a pretty straight forward case. She really needs to have them removed. Her adnoids are probably also really enlarged which is why she can't breathe and has trouble talking (she sounds like she has a cold all the time) so we should remove those as well." Then he looks at Shannon and says, "You'll be able to talk alot easier".

Shannon looks at me and says,"I wish I cold have the surgery today."

But first we need to see an audiologist to check her hearing, because she also has fluid behind her eardrum and he wants to make sure it's not an issue, which I don't think it is, because the only time she doesn't hear me is when she doesn't want to.

But mostly I think she's excited about the prospect of ice cream.

6 comments:

Laoch of Chicago said...

Not being able to sleep properly is just awful. Hopefully such a surgery will make a difference.

Jeankfl said...

That should take care of the problem.. Hopefully she'll begin sleeping more normally. I remember having mine out.. it's no biggie... couple of days of ice cream and jello..lol
hugs,
Jean

Lee said...

Sounds like she may have a little sleep apnea, but that may clear up after the ENT does the surgery. By the way, I had that surgery just a few years ago. It's much rougher when you get to be my age. But I do so enjoy breathing better (and not snoring!) It's tough but that girl needs to be able to breath.

karen c. said...

i'm 29 and getting my tonsils out on monday. when i first saw my ENT he took one look at my tonsils and said yah those need to come out, then he asked how often i was sick. then he said after he took my tonsils out i need sinus surgery. ugh. my son is all worried but is excited to get to take care of me, bless his naughty little heart. who knows what he is gonna get himself into when i'm drugged up.

Kelly said...

Better to get that done now rather than when she's older. I was 32 and it was worse than childbirth. It's no big deal for kids though and it does help.

MizAngie said...

I think I'll pretend I had my tonsils out so I can have ice cream. Mmmm... It's so weird around here - everytime we have a cold front people flock to the ice cream places. My family tells me I snore. I don't believe them. Ha! I'm sure there's some other explanation for the paint peeling off the ceiling...