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.