Bye Bye Tonsils and Adenoids

Bye Bye tonsils and adenoids Kayla takes the Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy operation!

We finally made it to the operation, not without incidence. Kayla had been sick with the flu, her nasty cough jeopardising our chances of going ahead with the operation on Monday morning. We kept her home all week, and made sure she was getting plenty of rest.

Come Monday morning (op day), she was ready, and fighting fit. I woke her up at 5.20am, and she was super chirpy, extremely keen to spend time with mummy. My stomach felt tight, as I thought of how much pain she was going to go through, and the uncertainty of the operation itself. I had explained to her that she would be sore, but would soon feel better, and this would hopefully be the end to her sleep problems. We coloured in her Disney princesses’ book while we waited for the nurse.

Her good mood turned as she was required to take the sedative, you see Kayla doesn’t take medicine that well, she’ll only ever have the purple Dimetapp. We’ve even had to mix panadol with Dimetapp to get temp down in the past.

Soon the sedative kicked in, and my little girl was out of it, it was pretty disturbing, but nothing compared to when she was in the operating room, and the anaesthetist administered the anaesthetic via a mask, at this point her body convulsed. The anaesthetist must have seen my horrified face as he assured me that this is ‘completed normal’ (I think they should really warn you of this before op). Then Kayla was out like a light. I was ushered out of the operating room with the hope that Kayla would be o.k. As I was waiting I spared a thought for all those poor parents who have endured numerous operation for their young children, and it made me extremely grateful to have two healthy girls.

The operation took longer than expected, as Kayla’s adenoids were enormous. She was calling for me, and calmed down as soon as she saw me. She fell asleep after I stroked her face in recovery, and we were then whisked away to our room to recover.

Kayla is recovering very well, she hasn’t been eating well, and has lost a bit weight, but other than that surprisingly not as whingey as I expected. Its Georgia who has been going through an extremely late phase of the terrible two’s!!

Even though her airways were still swollen, there is definitely a difference in her breathing, she is so quiet, I even checked to see that she was breathing. She is still body rocking though, this habit will be hard for her to break, but if she continues to have uninterrupted quality sleep, this should stop in time.

Thanks to everyone for there well wishes, she will be out of action for the next two weeks, but looking forward to catch up soon!

2 thoughts on “Bye Bye Tonsils and Adenoids”

  • Parents Like Us
    Parents Like Us October 30, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Thanks for taking the time to add your thoughts.

    We are really happy with the Kayla's progress! She's only usually rocking once a night, and she sleeps without a sound.

    Now all that we have to do is get rid of Georgia's dummy, and we will be another step closer to enjoy uninterrupted sleep. We've tried the dummy fairy, but Georgia's not ready yet.

    And we also have tried cutting the end of the dummy, again no luck.

    We would love to hear of any suggestions that you might have heard for getting rid of the dummy. With Christmas around the corner we might have to give Georgia's dummy to Santa, in return for a present.

  • Kristina perdikaris
    Kristina perdikaris October 25, 2011 at 7:18 am

    So glad it all went well, brave girl Kayla, I hope now she can enjoy the pleasure of sleep!! Xxxx