Slow and Steady Wins the Race

The One About Surgery

on April 1, 2010

We finally had our follow-up appointment with the ENT today to find out if Ian will need surgery.  The answer is yes.  During the sleep study he had 4.5 episodes of sleep apnea per hour and they want to see 1 or 0.  During REM sleep he had 12!  That means that he would wake up like every 5 minutes.  He will have surgery to remove his tonsils and adenoids on the 13th.  While I am happy that this will allow him to breathe and sleep properly, I am freaked out about the fact that he has to go under general anesthesia.  And the fact that he has to have things cut out of his throat.  And he is only 3!  My kid has spent more time in a hospital than I have in my entire life in his 3 years.  I keep telling him that we really need to stop getting so familiar with the entire medical community, but he doesn’t seem to be listening.  He is probably too tired to concentrate on what I am saying.

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