Saturday, July 9, 2011

Aunt Alana, Aunt Courtney and Uncle Andrew were there for the first surgery. 
The surgeries went well. The first one took 2 hours, there was a lot of thick, infected mucus removed, along with cleaning out the ethmoid and maxillary sinus cavities. She was so infected, the swelling was pushing her septum to the side. She was in a lot of pain this time. It was very hard to see her hurting so badly. Her O2 did very well this surgery. She was discharged the next day to go home and recover for 2 weeks before the next surgery. 
This next surgery was supposed to be what is called a "second look".  Should take 30 minutes or less to go in, make sure all packing is gone, etc... After a very anxious hour and a half, Zoe's ENT came out. In 2 weeks Zoe had grown 2 huge polyps. Needless to say, her Dr and us were very shocked. It was decided at this time that Zoe had to do sinus rinses twice a day with a special compounded steroid to help keep her sinuses cleaned out as much as possible. 
Poor baby, was in more pain again. She had an issue with her O2 that night in the hospital. I watched the monitor all fluctuated between 88-91. 
In the morning, she was sitting up and feeling good enough to eat and have guests!!! Go Zoe!!! 
Hopefully these hospitalizations and surgeries will keep our girl healthy for a while. 
It was a rough couple of months for all of us. Thank you all for continuing to hold Zoe in your prayers. Eating, her friend Michaela visiting, and finally happy to be home....with her Teddy bear gift. 

After first sinus surgery

Waiting for surgery