Friday, January 8, 2010

Punch #4

Remember The Brave Little Tailor? Remember how Mickey squished seven flies at once but the other villagers thought he toppled a giant instead?
Mickey did not squish these girls.

These girls are raising their hands because the ALL had strep throat this week. I did too. Fun! I joke that it was Old Testament justice. Our family gave the cousins the flu. By the time it got to their family it was much, much worse. In return they gave us strep. We are now done giving each other diseases. We hope.

Anyway, back to the original analogy. Well, now Heidi can yell, "THREE! THREE IN ONE BLOW!" but it will be for real, and in her case it won't be flies or giants, but a plethora of ENT-treated surgeries.

Here's cute little Heidi, ready for what the surgery center calls a T and A and removal of a foreign body. Yikes. I know! It sounds like something a Bachelor contestant would get.

Luckily this was a tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy and the foreign body that needed to be removed was actually just an old ear tube that was locked in wax. Once they got the wax cleaned of her ears they realized that, hey, this kid needs tubes in her ears again. Luckily she was already in surgery and it only took an extra few minutes.

Sadly it will now be more difficult to get the 5th punch on my ENT surgery punch card. Then again, maybe not. The need-for-an-ENT genes are strong in this family.


The recovery room was not fun at first. Heidi was more than a little freaked out and she hurt a lot. Poor kid! A minute later she was O-U-T and the next time she woke up she was feeling much better.

And now we're home! She is either a super-speedy healer or is still so drugged she doesn't realize how much this hurts. So far she's been watching Dora and happily eating Rice Krispies. As I write this I sadly realize I may not get the break I was hoping for. Yeah Heidi!

6 comments:

Herlehy Family said...

I hope that Heidi has a speedy recovery and is feeling much better without her nasty tonsils...it really worked well at our house! I see a lot of popsicles in Heidi's near future. Get well!

Alphabet Malone said...

Go Heidi! Life with tonsils will be so much easier for you! If I gave your family strep, I am so, so sorry.

Gina and the Gang said...

Oh poor little Heidi! We are not strangers to the ENT world, but she has taken the trophy on this one! I hope that this last surgery finally takes care of everything. And of course, recovery from ENT always means lots of pudding, ice cream, yogurt, and popsicles...even in the dead of Winter!

Laurie said...

Wow, what a day. How are you? Are you finally getting some much deserved sleep??

Stacey said...

I was thinking about you guys ALL day Friday! So glad strep didn't postpone the surgery. And that picture of Heidi with her stuffed animals is the cutest picture ever of her!

Stacey said...

Poor baby!! Not a good way to start your 4th year of life. I hope she feels better this year though. I hope you sleep more this year. I hope your 2010 is healthier than the 2009. You had a rough one!!

I know what you're talking about in the recovery room. Jack FREAKED out, crazy man!! Gratefully I was warned by a girlfriend right before surgery or may of thought he was possessed by the devil. CRAZY!!

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