Friday, September 26, 2008


Alexis saw the Ear Nose Throat doctor today. She said that Alexis has huge tonsils. On a scale of 1 to 4 hers are a 4. She doesn't want to do surgery without finding out if she is having sleep apnea. So she wants her to do the sleep study still and after that we will decided if the tonsil need to come out. She is under 3 so she would have to stay the night, the surgery will only be 15 minutes long. The big problem is that 1 in 100 kids have bleeding problems from having their tonsils out so that is why she doesn't want to just take them out if she isn't having problems besides the snoring. We have thought about getting a recorder and recording her sleeping to see if she has pauses in her breathing or gasps and if she does the doctor said that we can reconsider having them out before the sleep study, but I think we won't. I just don't want her to be down and sick during the holidays. She has to be able to trick or treat all the stores here in Bonney Lake and she must stuff herself with turkey, potatoes, jello and more on Thanksgiving! She just has to wake up all bright-eyed and full of excitement Christmas morning and tear through her presents and shriek with delight and then she has to stay up late and ring in the new year with sparkling cider! And she needs to be the happy girl that has no adverse effects from a surgery!

2 lil' notes:

Jenn said...

That is kind of scary. I'm sure everything will turn out okay though!

leslie mae said...

You guys sure are getting your fill of doctors & specialists lately huh?!! I really hope Alexis gets better soon (and that it doesn't disrupt your holidays)!!!