Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sick Again

Well, it's happened again. Antalya has been so healthy for a complete month, and now that we are less than a few weeks away from her new surgery date she's come down with something. I think for most kids that would be plenty of time to get over a little bug and feeling well, but with Antalya is almost always takes several weeks - and that's with antibiotics.

We had a very sleepless night last night. When I went to bed around 11:00 I noticed she was struggling a little with her breathing. By 3:00am it had gotten pretty bad. We spent the next 45 minutes in the bathroom with the hot shower running. By then Antalya was wide awake and wanted to take a bath. After her bath her breathing still wasn't improving much so I decided we should just stay awake for awhile so went downstairs and watched Signing Time and read books until we were both completely exhausted. Around 5:30 I enlisted Jason to help me get her to sleep. And we all had a very restless hour and a half more of sleep. Hoping today goes better.

I hope we can get her healthy and stay healthy by her surgery date. She needs this surgery so badly. I really think it will make a world of difference for her. Her tonsils (when they are healthy) are so enlarged that her airway through her mouth is no bigger than an 1/8 of an inch. But even as small as that is, she has a harder time breathing out of her nose. I don't know how she manages as well as she does.


Stringham Family said...

I'm sorry, I know how frustrating this is for you guys. We will keep her in our prayer for a quick recovery. Love Jnaie

Tash said...

I hope that she gets better soon. We will keep her in our thoughts and prayers.

Tara said...

AH...so frustrating. Poor girl. We will be praying for her to get better quickly so she can get that surgery done and over with! Hang in there!

Michelle said...

sorry she's so sick! hope she feels better soon.