Saturday, October 3, 2009

Kadrie and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, or should I say Week!

Kadrie has been our sick child ever since she was born. Which would make sense, since Caden (due to the fact that he was adopted through foster care) is covered by our insurance and Medicaid and doesn't cost us a thing at the doctor's office, and Kadrie is not, and costs us a lot :). Anyway, since she was born we have dealt with ear infections. When she was one, she had tubes put into her ears. This helped for a while, but two years later, they were still there. They were also plugged and causing more infections. She always seems to have a runny nose or some kind of cold. We took her back into the ENT doctor and he decided to try drops and see if that unplugs the tubes. Well it didn't so she had to have surgery to put in new tubes. Also we have always noticed that Kadrie's tonsils are HUGE, and that is an understatement. I had him check those as well, and he agreed that perhaps by taking them out she would be sick less and have fewer ear infections. I have heard that having tonsils taken out when you were younger was best, so Nolan and I figured this was a good a time as any. I had mine out at 23 and it was literally a living HELL! So on September 9, 2009 Kadrie went under the knife. The whole thing didn't take longer than 20minutes. I could hear her screaming when she came out of anesthesia and soon they came to get me. They thought maybe I could help calm her down. Wrong. She was such a different kid. She was thrashing around, trying to get her hands in her mouth to scratch at her throat, she was hitting me in the face, and she was biting at the bandages on her arm that they use to keep the IV in. It was so hard to see my little girl like that. I was going to do it by myself, but Nolan called that night from work and said he could get off early to come with me. Thank goodness. I don't think I could have done it with out him. I am so glad he is such a good husband and dad. It took a good 30 minutes to calm her down and then the medicine kicked in and put her to sleep. She woke up on the drive home and was her normal self, kind of. You could tell she hurt and it was so hard to make her drink. She did really good the first 3 days. She even had oatmeal the night of the surgery, but on day 4 it became harder and harder to get her to drink. I started having to set an alarm to make her drink. We made it a game. It took probably almost two weeks before Kadrie was back to her normal self. During the healing process she had a really high pitched voice that drove Nolan and I crazy. We are so glad to have her normal, deep voice back. I am glad that whold ordeal is over and I am hoping for no more ear infections!


Katy said...

I didn't know she had her tonsils out. Holly is definitely going to have to have hers out.. but we have decided to wait. When Matthew has his out at ten years old he could totally communicate with me and tell me what hurt and he listened and followed directions.
I am such a wimp, I don't want to go through that with Holly until she is a bit older. probably 5 we are thinking. I am so glad that Kadrie will be healthier and have no more issues. Holly has huge tonsils as well.. they get enflamed at least every 3 months. It isn't very fun. We know it is inevitable.. but are putting it off. See, told you I am a wimp :)

The Marcial's said...

Oh what a sad story, I was like that when I was a little girl, it turned out I was allergic to dairy products and when I ate them my bad reacted in a way of giving me infections. I hope she doesn't get any more ear infections those things aren't fun at all!

Nishant said...

I am glad that you have had fun too. When is the day for the new baby? I can't wait!

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