Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Road to Recovery - The Tonsil Chronicles

Lia is feeling MUCH better - now
Let me say one more time: 
Having your tonsils out is NO FUN. 

I am not sure what I expected but ... 

Let's pick up where we left off, shall we? 

Day 6: 
Trying to smile eating ice from Sonic
See that ladybug nightlight?
It was a lifesaver!!
Thanks to Bright Time Buddies.

Day 7
It's true - it gets worse before it gets better

Day 8
Still in PJ's and on the couch to sleep
Maybe some cool mist will help that throat

Day 9 
Still in PJ's but smiling again
Eating a Popsicle in her new favorite nightgown 

Day 10
Look who got dressed and is out for a short walk
We are starting to turn the corner 

Day 11
Dressed and having a tea party 
That's one way to stay hydrated 

Day 12
Catching up on all that sleep she missed the past 12 days

Day 13
Starting to eat real food 

Day 14
Lia's Christmas in July box came with all kinds of goodies to 
put a smile back on this sweet face

After day 14 things were much better 
we went from this to this. 

Things we want to remember about the surgery experience and recovery:

- Children's Hospital was fantastic
Being woken up every 3 hrs for medicine and vitals not so much
-It took Lia 12-14 days to recover
day 10-11 was our turning point
-Day 1 and 2 were the best
-Day 3 - 11 were rough
-Day 6-8 were the worst
-Lia took medicine every 3 hrs for 7 days
but took Advil every 6 hrs for 10 days
-She started sleeping through the night about day 10
every other night she was up every 3-5 hours with pain and for medicine
-Once she could sleep she took naps every day for hours and slept 10 hrs a night (at least)
-The liquid pain medicine she took was sour and burned her throat
but we couldn't function without it
- She was very emotional once the pain medicine stopped at day 7
the weepy-ness lasted 3 days
- Red Popsicles were her favorite
-She ate peach ice cream almost every day for breakfast
- She loved the ice from Sonic (they sell 5lb bags)
-Fruit Punch CapriSun's tasted the best
-She was allowed to drink from straws
- She ate chocolate pudding a lot (thanks Oma)
-She watched TV like it was her job
- Wonder Pets and Earth to Luna were her favorite shows to watch
-She slept better in an upright position on the couch
w/ a cool mist elephant humidifier blowing on her face
- Lucinda the Lady Bug ( nightlight) and Pinkie the Owl (stuffed animal)
were her comfort items
-Lia lost 2-4 lbs
-Jim was on vacation and able to stay home with Lia for 10 days - what a blessing

Lastly - in case I forgot to mention it


  1. Glad to know that she's getting back to normal.

  2. ugh that sounds rough all added up in one spot like that. It looked pretty miserable on IG too. Poor little girl. I'm glad it is behind you guys and I have all my fingers crossed Aria's don't need to be out.