Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tonsils? Yer Outta There!

Whitney had an important doctor visit yesterday. She has been on various antibiotics for ear infections and a sore throat that just never seem to clear up. Poor Whit's been sick for weeks on end with only a short reprieve here and there. So it was time to go see the Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist.

You'll remember it's not been too long since Whitney was last in for tubes to allow her ears to drain. On that occasion the ENT specialist also removed Whitney's adenoids. Having your adenoids out usually helps your ears and sinuses to drain. Unfortunately, it hasn't done much to help Whit. In fact, her ENT says that removing her adenoids has really only had one affect. It's made Whit's tonsil situation worse. They're enlarged and painful and need to come out.

So early next month we'll head back to our trusty friend, the local children's hospital and have Whitney's tonsils removed. The ENT will also place a pair of permanent tubes in Whitney's ears to give them a better chance of draining. The hope is that this will finally allow Whit to be healthier and hear better. Anything to improve my little lady's health.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

I can't believe that her ENT didn't take them out when he did the adnoids. That's too bad for her, I guess he gets paid for another surgery. Hopefully she will be able to do better after that. It sure helped Taylor.