Tuesday, January 6, 2009


When Sydney was sick back in December, she had a terrible case of tonsillitis. Her fever spiked to 103.6F and one tonsil was so swollen that the pediatrician sent us to the Medical Center* for an emergency consult with a pediatric ENT (talk about the longest day ever). We were warned that her tonsils might have to come out.

We went back to the ENT today for a tonsil re-check and to discuss the "procedure." It turns out that one tonsil is still larger than the other, but he is not pushing for removal just yet. We're going to monitor the situation and go back for another check in 6 months.

Sydney was happy to hear that she wouldn't have to have them removed. But she did admit that she still wanted to have the ice cream that we'd promised her. :)

* If you haven't heard of it, the Medical Center is a basically an entire city of hospitals within Houston. There are thirteen hospitals, two medical schools, four nursing schools, hundreds of doctor's offices and what seems like fewer than 15 parking spots for the 80,000 people who pass through it daily. And while I'm glad to have such a wonderful resource nearby, it's a nightmare to navigate.

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