Thursday, January 28, 2010

i'm sleepy...

my last post combined with the fact that simone is going to have to get her tonsils and probably her adenoids taken out have me feeling not much like myself lately. i take her into the ENT at primary childrens next week so i will know more then, but my pediatrician said that she has the biggest tonsils he has ever seen. oh, and if you could hear her sleep at night, you wouldn't sleep either. she sounds so bad. i made the mistake again of looking on the internet at tonsillectomies and i cant even tell you about the horror stories i read. i swear i should not be allowed on the computer after 10pm.

anyway, i will be back to myself soon. sorry i'm such a downer. i know everything will be fine. i'm just so, so tired.

here is a photo of my perfectly sweet little simone. she is getting so big and talking so much and singing songs and trying to be just like her big sister.

14 comments:

Megan said...

I know you're looking for the encouragement of people you know, so forgive me for stepping over the line from a "follower", but I did just want to send you a "hug" and encourage you....

As the Mother of 4 beautiful babies, I have been where you are...worried about something and intensifying that worry with internet searches, late at night, when my mind goes to the worst case scenario anyway!!!

You just trust the perfect care of your Heavenly Father, and KNOW your sweet girl is going to be just fine....doctors always prepare you for the WORST, so don't give in to their pessimism...I've had my share of scares and they have never proven true...I trust that will be the same for your girl!!

Get some sleep and it will all look more hopeful tomorrow... :)

Amy said...

You are so right Megan... Thank you :)

Mary said...

Simone is one strong girl. I just know everything will be just fine, in fact, I think she'll feel better than ever.♥

Full House said...

I just had to chime in because I was one of those little girls who had adenoids, tubes, and tonsils taken out. I actually had tubes put in a handful of times. My Mom always said I was like a new child after I had the procedures done. Apparently I was a hyper child. I probably was just wiggin out because all of the ear, nose throat issues I was having. I bet she will feel better after it's all done with. Sheesh why is it so hard being a Momma...ya know:-)

Good luck with the procedure and computer after 10pm is bad news:-)...sometimes.

patrice stanford said...

Heck Amy...she has already been through worse and done just fine. The tonsils/adenoid things is awful when they first come out of the anesthesia, but, usually within two days they are ready for anything! We'll pray for you all. Love you

sarah marie. said...

simone will be better than ever after her tonsils are out. so hard to go through as a mother though. so sorry am. no more reading the internet for you and ann!

Dusitn & Amy said...

Hi Amy,

I had my tonsils out at 5, and probably should have done it sooner. Here are my childhood memories of the surgery - bliss!! I got tons of mommy time afterwards, tons of cartoon time, lots of popsicles, the doctor said my throat would be sore and it may be difficult to talk ... I loved proving him wrong (my poor mom!). I'm sure there are true horror stories, and of course plenty of opportunity for worry as a mom. But, try to remember that your little one may look back on this surgery as fondly as I remember mine. ;)

Amy

Elisabeth said...

Hi, you don't know me, (friend of Sarah's Brian) Anyway we are trying to make the same decision with our six year old daughter. Same thing went up to Primary's and told she should get them out...four months later and I'm still on the fence. She snores at night, and seems to need more sleep than most kids. I just know that the surgery get harder the older they get. I've kind of been waiting until springtime after all the sicknesses go away and to see if its the right thing to do, you know through prayer and all that.
Good luck.

Leah said...

Amy-let me know when you are doing the surgery and what I can do to help. You know I'm good for some popsicles.

Studio 111 said...

My son had is tonsils and adenoids removed last year and new tubes put in at the same time (he had his first set placed at 8 months). He has been soooooo much better since the surgery. We had to spend the night at the hosptial because he was only 2 and becuase of his asthma. The first 8 hours were tough becasue of the side effects of the anesthesia. Once he got a good few hours of sleep you could tell such an improvement. He was eating eggs and drinking the next morning and acting great! The younger they are, the better they recover. Your baby girl will do GREAT!!!! Before his surgery I drove myself crazy reading the internet - it's really not half as bad as they say.

Sarah boo said...

I had mine out when I was 3 and I was ok. Surprisingly, I remember a lot. I can remember the nurses coming to my room to take me to surgery, and I remember actually going in the room where they did the surgery and the nurse picking me up from the wheeling bed to put me on the surgical table, (I can remember feeling weird because I didn't have any underwear on under my gown, weird).

After I have no memories of ever being in pain, just lots of Popsicles, ice cream, and new Rainbow Brite doll and suitcase that my cousin Amy, (your old roomie), still remembers being jealous of.

Cassaundra said...

oooh, having your baby go under is so scary, no matter how simple they say it is. poor baby. but she will do great and feel so much better because of it. hate this part of being a mom. best wishes with everything!

steph said...

hey there. don't know you but check in every once and awhile for some great pics and some laughter. but, just wanted to chime in too.

last month my little girl, 3 1/2, had her tonsils and adenoid removed and tubes in for the second time. i was freaked out with all the google searches i'd done. but, it was nothing. really! primarys is sooo good, they do such a good job with the kid factor and the recovery was nothing big. just cuddled on the couch for 2 days straight and after that she was back to pre-school and eating everything! lots of visitors bringing popsicles, slurpees, and ice cream and it was enough to cheer her up. it was such a blessing. and i think you might have the same one.

little girls are tough cookies.

Intuition Cell said...

Having my tonsils taken out at age 4 is my earliest childhood memory. All I really remember is waking up and being showered by stuffed animals, coloring books and lots of popscicles from my parents and all the sweet nurses. It was a happy experience. :) The nice thing is that at that young stage of life, we are not yet aware of all the less than wonderful things usually associated with hospitals. Sending your little one wishes for hospital memories as fond as mine...