Today is the day I’ve been dreading.
I know it is a minor surgery compared to all of her others.
Let’s see, at 6 days old, she had her Norwood open-heart at 6 days old. (#1)
Less than 2 days later, she was opened back up and put on ECMO, then chest closed a week later. (#2)
At 3 months old, she was to have her Glenn open-heart, but it failed, so they did some valve repair and gave her a new kind of shunt. (#3)
At 4 months old, she had her Nissen and Gtube. (#4)
At 8 months old, she had her Heart Transplant. (#5)
At 9 months old, she had her diaphragm placation. (#6)
At 10 months old, she had her emergency heart surgery to move her LPA so her heart would stop failing. (#7)
And now, #8 will be saying bye-bye to her tonsils, adenoids, fluid in her ears via tubes, and checking up on those wonderful bronchial tubes.
(This doesn’t count her 4 heart cath’s she’s had, which some count as surgery as well, as well as a few GI scopes thrown in there for good measure.)
So yeah, a tonsillectomy is nothing compared to all of that. I KNOW that. And I know all of this should help her in the long run.
But she’s still my daughter. I hate knowing that she’ll be going through more pain.
I covet your prayers for our Annabelle this morning. I’ll update later today as to how everything went.