Reese’s surgery went great. Her doctor removed her tonsils and adenoids. Her ear canals were still too small for tubes but she didn’t have any fluid in them anyway. It’s been almost a year since the fluid was previously drained. With as much as she has dripped over the past 5 months, if it was going to return, it would have already. So it looks like we are in the clear on that end. YAY!
Reese is doing better than I could have ever imagined. She has had no pain and has just been a little tired. She’s wanting lots of cuddles, which I am loving! She’s tolerated her favorite foods, banana yogurt and almond milk, like nothing was done to her throat. She’s even taken all her pain meds without any difficulty. She has been on her iPad, playing with her Barbies and even asked to go play outside. I said a firm NO on that last one.
Reese amazes me. She always has. Be it 2 pounds 15 ounces laying in the NICU or today almost 6 and half years later, she is full of love and life. She has a strength that I have never seen in another human being and a resilience of spirit that leaves me in awe. She is, put simply, my hero.
Well, I hope you all had a day where you spent time with a brave little warrior!!!