Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Another Surgery for Drew!

Our little Drew is having his 2nd surgery tomorrow. 

We've known for awhile that he's needed his tonsils & adenoids removed but chose to have his ear surgery done first.  The only time he has issues with his T & A is when he gets a cold/allergies.  His airway becomes so obstructed that he develops sleep apnea and will actually stop breathing for up to 17 seconds before gasping for a breath.  It's a horrible thing to watch & listen to.  His little chest caves in & out but he gets no oxygen. 

He got a cold/sinus infection while we were vacationing in Hawaii and this has been the worse it's ever been.  He can sleep for 12 hours and wake up with dark circles under his eyes and still be exhausted.  We've noticed that his demeanor has changed and even his voice has changed.  His words are mumbled and difficult to comprehend. 

Initially, we weren't going to be able to get surgery scheduled until late April but I've been calling the surgeon's office every day begging to get him in sooner.  Jimmy and I are just so concerned about his health.  Could he stop breathing completely?  Will he have permanent damage to his heart or lungs?  Also, his snoring has become so loud that it disturbs Bryce's sleep.

The surgeon's office called today and said they had a cancellation in their surgery schedule tomorrow so they are going to work us in!  We will be at the hospital at 7:30am for and 8:30am surgery.

I hope & pray that he will be able to breathe with ease.  Experience no more sleep apnea or snoring!  We want to have our healthy, happy little Drew Bug back!

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