Vincent is an energetic, fearless little boy who’s into everything and anything, so when he catches a cold and is out for the count for a few days, our hearts break. The past year he has been getting sick more often and taking longer to get better. I noticed one day during a typical meltdown that his tonsils are extremely enlarged and as time goes on, even with medicine his tonsil never shrink. They’re always enlarged, two huge round fleshy balls just back there, taking up what little space was available. Vincent snores loudly, worse than a grown man and is a mouth breather which results in many shirt changes throughout the day. Did I mention he’s a poor-eater???
So I made an appointment with the same ENT who removed our middle daughter’s tonsils and adenoids the year before. She also had the same issues of being sick often and snoring, so the surgery helped improve her health, eating habits and sleep routine. The appointment was last week with Dr. Boruk and after just one look, she knew he needed to have his removed as well. Her staff made me an appointment for a sleep study at Methodist Hospital.
Methodist Hospital has an amazing sleep center and they’re great with patient care but I’m extremely worried to have the test done since Vincent has sensory issues and will not like the wires all over his body and head. I know he needs this test to move forward for surgery since it will determine if he needs to be in the ICU for recovery or in a regular room during his overnight stay, so we’ll brave it. We’re in for an interesting night.
To be continued….