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its the adenoids   

Posted by rachlan - Jan 10, 2014 - 11:52am
thanks everyone who read my last journal about lily's allergies and who helped me through it.

So after buying the hepa filter, medication, and cleaning kitty the cause is now officially adenoids. 

The Third ENT that we went to over the past year actually looked at her. He put a little camera up her nose (she sat very still and was very brave) and he told me that her adenoids where completely blocking her nose.  He told me that all the symptoms that I described were explained by the adenoids blocking her nose, not allergies. He sent me to immediately make an appointment for him to take them out.

She is scheduled for February 21.  Normally the last thing i would want to do is have her have surgery, but I know it is necessary.  She has pretty extreme sleep apnea. When he first told me and I made the appointment I was surprised that I actually felt relieved.   I was happy that her breathing problems will actually be solved.  I have sleep apnea at times and I do not sleep well.  She will be spared of this.  I am also glad she wont be always stuffed up and often sneezing, and that I won't have to worry it is the cat causing this.

As the date is getting closer though I am getting nervous. Scared.   I pray that everything will go extremely smoothly. 

I am actually worried now about how scared I will be.
17 comments on this journal entry.

Beanie Avatar

Location: under the jellicle moon

Posted: Jan 16, 2014 - 10:38am

The adenoidectomy is super-easy and not dangerous at all.  She'll feel so much better when it's done.  Have faith.  She's going to do great. 

rachlan Avatar

Location: nyc

Posted: Jan 15, 2014 - 12:25pm

Thank you thank you everyone!!!  everything everyone said means so much. and is so helpful!!!!   {#Heartkiss}

and a video conference sounds interesting!
Riding in The Side-Car,whoosh!
HazzeSwede Avatar

Location: Vinyl Land

Posted: Jan 13, 2014 - 6:29pm

Done that...when I was 12..ever since,I can breath through my nose & mouith @ the same time !
{#Heartkiss}....LOVE YOU...and good luck !

meower Avatar

Location: i believe, i believe, it's silly, but I believe

Posted: Jan 13, 2014 - 7:53am

Lily will be ok. love you R.
JustineFromWyoming Avatar

Location: Teetering on the edge of Avenue D

Posted: Jan 12, 2014 - 2:24pm

It will be a year in February since Charlie had his tonsils and adenoids removed. It was painful and worrisome but he was treated so wonderfully by the surgery center staff and the surgeon, our worries were soothed. It was a full two weeks of pain and crying but the KEY is keeping the patient hydrated. Charlie became very reluctant to drink and was hurting more and more and I said "either drink the water or I'll take you to the hospital and they'll poke a hole in your arm and put water in there." He believed me and started drinking the water. And, don't believe the hype about ice cream. For the first few days, Charlie didn't want anything going down his throat. When he did feel like food again, we had a lot of milkshakes. Keep the water flowing and then watch how different things are for Lily with those dreadful adenoids out of there.
Shine On.
Coaxial Avatar

Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles east of Paradise

Posted: Jan 12, 2014 - 8:59am

I'm sorry to see that Lily is having this problem...Very glad they can correct it with a quick and easy procedure. Sending fast healing vibes her way.{#Pray}

katzendogs Avatar

Location: Pasadena ,Texas

Posted: Jan 11, 2014 - 2:08pm

So young! but she''ll be fine. I had mine out at a small age. Tonsils at the same time too. earaches are gone forever! Breathing is the best. {#Good-vibes}
You say tomato, I say "Hi Charlie!"
JrzyTmata Avatar

Posted: Jan 11, 2014 - 8:24am

feel better Lily!!
everything will be fine.
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oldviolin Avatar

Location: esse quam videri

Posted: Jan 11, 2014 - 7:26am

Go Giants!
Leslie Avatar

Location: Antioch, CA

Posted: Jan 10, 2014 - 10:24pm

I'm sure Lily will come through the surgery just fine. Poor thing! I know how scary difficulty in breathing can be, and I hope this is the very last time both of you will have to deal with it.

kurtster Avatar

Location: drifting

Posted: Jan 10, 2014 - 7:45pm

Answers are priceless and so relieving.  Good on ya for your perseverance.

Best wishes and positive thoughts for the coming surgery and Lily's improved health and quality of life.

What Day Is This?
helenofjoy Avatar

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Posted: Jan 10, 2014 - 4:09pm

{#Meditate} For Lily

I eat pints
ScottFromWyoming Avatar

Location: Powell

Posted: Jan 10, 2014 - 2:59pm

We should do a video chat and Charlie can tell her all about it.
Well okay maybe that's not such a good idea!
Charlie's sleep/snorting problems are reduced by about 95% since having it done, tho, so it's been good. I honestly forgot how long the recovery period was, tho. I'd say a full two weeks before he was able to swallow without being reminded of it.
But, really, I'll bet we can coach Charlie to say "it's not bad, and it made me feel better" or something, if you want to try it... 

Antigone Avatar

Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley

Posted: Jan 10, 2014 - 2:48pm

Oh, all the best! Brave Lily will pull you through.

Love you both.


rachlan Avatar

Location: nyc

Posted: Jan 10, 2014 - 12:40pm

Perfect Alexandra. Thank you.  Perfect.

edit: and thank you scottN. Yes.   (we must have posted at the same time.:))
We're all riders on this train
ScottN Avatar

Location: Half inch above the K/T boundary

Posted: Jan 10, 2014 - 12:39pm

I truly believe she will be fine.  Good to know what's up and what needs to be done.  Sleep apnea is no joke either—I know personally.
Living with passion
Alexandra Avatar

Location: PNW

Posted: Jan 10, 2014 - 12:25pm

I'm so glad they found a solution.
Holding a vision of little Lily coming through smoothly, breathing freely and clearly, sleeping deeply, and everyone getting to enjoy the cat without worry!