Sleep, the undiscovered country

Bree is back in surgery. She is having her lingual tonsils removed. They are a second set that sit on the base of the tongue. Hers are so big they obstruct her airway when she sleeps which is what’s causing her sleep Apnia.

She  got out of surgery around 10:15. It went well and she still a little grumpy but she’s drinking and is about to have lunch.

For the record this was the 19th time she’s been under anestesita. One more and she gets a set of steak lives!

Are you Sleepy?

Hi all!  I’ve started a new blog to capture not only all thngs Bree, but also all things… well other things , too.  Today’s post is about Bree’s sleep study from earlier this week.  Check it out at www.seriousfunnystuff.com.

 

By the skin of her teeth

As luck would have it, there was a cancellation so Bree’s procedure was bumped up to 10:45.  That was better than the original 1:15 time and better than the ‘new’ time of 12;00 that it was moved to late yesterday.

We just talked to the doctor and he said all went well.  One cavity to fill, pulled the front bottom tool that was crowding and pulled the two back top baby teeth because they were infected.  Hopefully this will solve the pain she’s been feeling.

We opted for no Versed this time.  After the headache she had two weeks ago (that lasted three days) we thought we’d try it this way and it worked well.  She was ready to have her teeth fixed.

She should be out of recovery any minute now.

Dent in the Dental Plans

Bree has another procedure tomorrow.  She has to have some dental work done.  Nothing major, just an x-ray and cleaning, probably fill and cap a couple of cavities and pull at least one tooth that hasn’t fallen out even though there is another coming in.  She still has to be put under so we’re going to Oakwood Surgery Center in Round Rock, not our normal haunt at Dell Children’s.

Bree was supposed to have this done last Thursday at Bailey Square Surgery Center, but we didn’t get them a form faxed ‘in time’ so they canceled the surgery.  Never mind that no one told us that it had to be in by a certain time, never mind that no one bothered to call us and let us know that the surgery was canceled, it’s okay that our little wee-wah is in pain for an extra week.  I wouldn’t want to inconvenience them by actually calling us to keep us informed.  I guess I should have called a couple of weeks before to see if there was anything that was needed.  Oh, wait, that’s right, I did.  Twice.  They never returned my calls.  This isn’t the first time we’ve had to deal with Bailey’s Square, nor is it the first time we’ve been underwhelmed with their customer service and policies.  I won’t go into the details, but let’s just say that it’s not hip to be Square.  Let’s just say that they are a pain in the assets.

Surgery is not until 12:00 p.m., so there won’t be any blogs until the afternoon.

The Breeagle has landed

Bree was released at 11:15 and we made our way home.  Bree is the saddest she’s ever been.  It’s not her joints that are hurting her, but she keeps saying her head hurts.  She’s got medicine in her but it doesn’t seem to be cutting the edge off.  She’ll say ‘I cry!” and then she’ll wail.  It’s both heartbreaking and adorable at the same time.

It’s been about two hours since we got home and she’s mostly back to her old self.  The medicine is finally working, I don’t think she’s in any more pain.   So ‘yay’ all the way around.

This entry was posted on August 30, 2013. 1 Comment

We’ve been buzzed

The little pager they give you to alert you that the procedure is complete just went a-buzzin’!  Only one person is allowed at first, so Billie Jo went back and now I’m alone with my thoughts.  And wow, is it lonely.

If there was something amiss, the doctor would have come out and spoken to both of us, so I’m going to deduce that it all went as planned.  Unless you hear otherwise, please do the same.

Oh, and I’m not really that lonely.  I thinking about skinless chicken.

Correction

Two blogs ago I listed the joints in which Bree was getting her shots.  I incorrectly stated her right ankle was getting a shot when in fact it is her left ankle.  We here at Bree Blog Central want to deliver our deepest apologies to her right ankle for any anguish our misstep may have caused and to her left ankle for making it think it was off the hook.