As I mentioned, we had two big appointments last week. We had the eye doctor for S and the Ear, Nose and Throat doctor for M. Her tonsils look pretty huge to me (compared to my own), she snores like crazy and she mouth breathes all the tie (Darth Vader breath). We’d noticed all these things before, but just assumed this was typical of toddlers. It wasn’t until my mom arrived from Florida and said she didn’t think that was normal that we really began to pay attention to it. We took a few videos of her sleeping and realize now that she has Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Our pediatrician called her tonsils a 2.5 out of 4 (apparently this is a commonly used scale) and said that if we were concerned, we should see an ENT. She’s not had an abundance of ear or throat infections, but her snoring and coughing at night is just horrible sounding. The ENT called her a 4 out of 4 in terms of tonsil size. They recommended surgery, but said if we wanted to think about it we could do a sleep study next. The idea of her and I spending the night in a sleep lab seems miserable and the doctor said it’s just that. And when I showed them the videos, they had no doubt that the right thing to do is to take out her tonsils and adenoids. So, we’ll be spending our fourth of July week off nursing M back to health after her surgery and over night stay at the children’s hospital. I hear the recovery is pretty bad and I’m really hoping she won’t remember this. Poor kiddo.
In other news, she did not get chosen in the second magnet school lottery here, so she’ll be going to a private Montessori school in the fall. While free school would have been great, the private school is going to be absolutely amazing and we’re very excited!