Lizzy’s tubes in/adenoids out surgery tomorrow :: Joshua’s speech update

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Our dancer and dump-truck-loving guy who thinks a tiara is some kind of hat, I think.

Lizzy: 

After going dairy-free for Lizzy for a month (with a new appreciation for people with food allergies!), chiropractor appointments, etc. we feel like we’ve checked off our list of all possible causes before we headed into surgery.

Although Lizzy’s ENT dr. is confident her small ear tubes and inflamed adenoids are the root cause, I knew I’d kick myself if we did the surgery and the reason behind the poor sleep, constant cough, at-times hearing loss was really milk or something.

That said, her surgery will be in a few hours — Thursday 9am-ish (Wed 7pm EST). She’ll get grommet (tubes) and, while she’s under, Dr. Matthew will look at her adenoids and, very likely, remove.

Scott and I will both be with Lizzy and we’re grateful for our beloved babysitter, Hannah, staying overnight who will wake with Joshua (we have to be at the hospital at 7am) and then my good friend, Alyssa, who will come get Joshua and take him home with her until we get him about lunchtime.

I’ll update on the blog about how surgery went.

Joshua:

His speech is slowly moving forward, but not caught up yet for a 2-1/2-year-old. We see a speech therapist fortnightly (meaning bi-weekly, isn’t that such a great British/Aussie word?). We’re encouraged by the progress, albeit slow. There are times when I remember the early days of being here with his almost-constant screaming and I’m overwhelmed with gratefulness for how far God’s brought him to be able to communicate.

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4 thoughts on “Lizzy’s tubes in/adenoids out surgery tomorrow :: Joshua’s speech update

  1. Linda kreimeyer July 16, 2015 / 2:38 am

    I am praying for Lizzy’s surgery and positive results. Being ‘on the ball’ parents, I would imagine you have been teaching Joshua’s sign language. If not, that could help him communicate and relieve frustration on all sides.

  2. Debbie Townsend July 16, 2015 / 6:46 am

    Praying so hard for Lizzy and this surgery! Also praying for you and Scott as you walk through this with her. Praying for great wisdom and skill for the Dr.’s too!

    Love you, Deb

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  3. klondon@reagan.com July 16, 2015 / 6:54 am

    Praying for all of you

  4. Karen Naramore July 29, 2015 / 8:14 am

    Hi Scott and Angie, I am glad that Lizzie has had her surgery and all is well – so hopeful this will solve her problems. I am glad also that Joshua is making progress and will continue to pray for him. Please pray for mom . The dose of her Parkinson med in the middle of the night has helped her to not have hallucinations and also seems to even out her blood pressure in the morning. It seems like now her dose in the morning needs to be reduced because she seems overmedicated in the morning. Pray for that. Pray also for her to get off of the aricept ( mind med ) that was given after her broken hip while still in the hospital. It causes problematic side effects and we are not convinced she needs it. Thanks for prayers!

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