Living with Cerebral Palsy 🍋🍋

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Operation Alder Hey...

This photo was taken 30 minutes after surgery!!! As usual I fell apart after taking her down for anaesthetic- it never gets any easier, especially as she was so happy this time then they put the mask over her face and she fought it with her hands and even her little feet were shaking OMG it was horrible. It seemed to take forever, then they removed the mask and said 'Give her a kiss Mum' and ushered me out- ARGHHH horrible!! Luckily all went well, they widened her left nasal passage and took out her adanoids. Hopefully this will help her breather more easily but up until now we have seen no imrovement- in fact she is struggling even more but the doc says it will take a couple of weeks for the swelling to reduce, so it may be better then. When I went to the recovery room she looked like she had done ten rounds with Mike Tyson- crying with blood all over her face- I suppose surgeons aren't concerned with cleaning them up afterwards! They kept us in overnight to be safe, so I slept on the old familiar NHS camp bed by her cot and she was really well through the night. We are home now and she is VERY blocked up and snuffly- god I really hope it's just the swelling. Watching her struggle to breathe is awful :-( I also went to her Neurology appointment while I was there, as her fits have been a little out of control lately. He has added another drug into the mix of epilepsy drugs and hopes this will work for her- so do I!!!! Suppose I will as always, just have to cross my fingers and wait.

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