Barnum was recently diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea aka neither he nor his parents have slept in 3 1/2 years. Turns out his tonsils and adenoids are alarmingly L-A-R-G-E!! These enlarged devils cause him to wake up anywhere from 2-6 times a night and have also given him a mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
To alleviate all of this drama, he was scheduled for a tonsil-adenoidectomy and bilateral PE tube placement.
Here is Barnum awaiting his premed or "sleepy cocktail."
Barnum likey his sleepy cocktail!!!
Here is how this precious angel spent the next 48+ hours!!! He was supposed to go home 24 hours later, however, his little lungs didn't participate quite the way they should have!! Barnum had bronchiolitis and couldn't maintain a proper oxygen level.
Bless his heart!!! This little boy had to endure around the clock breathing treatments (which he equates with torture), constant O2 and IV's.
He was very, very brave during his stay. Thankfully, he is now at home with us and doing well.