There are so many things I want to blog about but it's late and my kids are a bit wild so I'll keep it pretty short and stick a few pics in.
The house is GREAT. We (Chris and our friend Justin) painted the kid's rooms and the master bedroom, which all turned out great but took a bit longer than we thought. Anyhow, the rooms are almost complete, still have some art and pictures wrapped up somewhere in the garage that need to be hung up in the rooms and until they are finished I'm not posting pics, Sorry!
So, on to my question.... Ella had an ENT appt this past week. A couple of weeks ago we were at a follow up to Ella's ear tubes and she was sleeping in my arms. The doctor kept staring at her while he was talking to me and finally stopped and said "does she always do that?" What? Oh the stop breathing thing, yeah. So, he wanted us to see another doctor in the practice. That appt was this past Tuesday. The doctor asked me a few questions and then looked in Ella's throat (actually looked, everyone attempts this but she puts up such a fight I don't think anyone has ever managed.) Anyhow he says that Ella's tonsils and adenoids need to come out. He says she has obstructive sleep apnea and that her tonsils were not just normal size in a small structure but large for a "typical" 2 year old and in a very small structure, her tonsils are almost touching each other. So I understand why he wants to take them out and I even went ahead and scheduled the surgery, March 20th, but of course I'm a bit worried. When Ella was first born my mom met a couple in the Seattle airport on the way down to Texas to be with me. This couple had a, at the time, 2 year old daughter and her advice was do NOT let them take out her tonsils and adenoids. Her daughter had hers out around the time she turned 2 and it caused her to have swallowing problems so they had to add thickening agent to all of her drinks (which we have been there done that and it's not that big of a deal to me but I do NOT want to go backwards.) So I guess my question is how did having the tonsils and adenoids help your child (I know a lot of kiddos with Ds have this surgery) and was there a downside? I don't really know that I have an option, she would NEVER wear a CPAP mask, I can't even get her to wear socks through the night, but I want to make an informed decision!!! Here are some pics I took of Ella while playing around with my camera right before we moved out of my mom's house. Ella was nice and
sedated by the magical paci.