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Alex's Adenotonsillectomy

Alex finally got his tonsils and adenoids taken out. He’s been choking on them since about January. We took him to the doctor back in early February for sleep apnea. They decided to spend 3 months treating non-existent allergies before they finally gave in and referred him to a clinic that does sleep studies. The entire process from the first doctor’s visit to the day he had the surgery took nearly 6 months. That’s Navy medicine for you. I’m not knocking the quality of care, I’m just wondering why it takes so incredibly long to fix a fairly obvious problem. In the video, you can see Alex struggling to breathe at night. He’s on his stomach in the video, so it’s not that bad. He couldn’t breathe at all when laying on his back. After they gave him the midazolam (silly juice), I had to break out the video camera. Alex is silly enough in his normal state, so this was pretty funny to watch. He cried a little bit when coming out of the anesthesia, but was fine after that.

July 31st, 2014
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