Thursday, March 8, 2012

Adenoids, Out!

Julia gas always suffered from some allergy symptoms. Constantly runny nose, mouth breathing, snoring... Just recently the doctor checked her adenoids and found them quite enlarged. Today we had them removed.

Julia loved her 'special hospital outfit.'
She was also excited about her mask!
While we waited for surgery, Julia played at an interactive wall where her shadow moved projected images. She had so much fun, but watching her run, jump, laugh and scream made it hard to believe that she was about to have surgery.
Daddy had to help her get the high ones.
The surgery went well. We were able to take her home shortly after she came out. Poor Miss Julia had a hard time coming out of the anesthesia. She couldn't quite shake the fog and it left her confused and grouchy.
Children's hospital has cool race car wheelchairs they use to take the kids out.
Julia was still not amused.
Ready to go home, still in a grumpy daze.
Out cold before we made it out of the parking lot.
She slept a long time and was in a much better mood when she finally woke up.
Even though this was a short, out-patient, 'minor surgery,' I am very glad that it is over. I have learned that there is no such thing as a 'minor surgery' when it is your child. General anesthesia is always scary and I'm so glad that this is over. I hope that this helps her and relieves many of her symptoms.


  1. Poor baby!

    Hope she feels better soon (and you're right--nothing minor when it comes to our children!)

  2. Yes I have heard many parents so that too - no surgery is minor when it is your child. Glad it's over and hope she doesn't have as many problems from now on. Kaitlyn has allergies and allergy-induced asthma (generally only when she's sick which used to be quite often because of the allergies) so she has been getting allergy shots since she was 2. Not fun. I remember I had to take her weekly back when the little twins were born. We are now down to only once every four weeks but still. It's better than her being sick all the time and worrying about her coughing up a lung! But not fun to have to take her to have shots all the time. :( Hope Julia gets better fast!