Just a little background leading up to surgery...
Harper has always had ear infection issues ever since she was a few months old. She had her first set of tubes at 14 months and seemed to be doing well at her ENT check ups. About a year had gone by, and I noticed she just wasn't where she should be with her speech. Her speech was muffled and kind of sounded like she spoke as if she couldn't hear. I got in touch with the head speech therapist in our school district to have her tested this past January. The process is to test hearing and vision first. Once she passes those, then they test speech. I scheduled an appointment with her ENT to have her hearing checked.
Even though she is smiling in the picture, she miserably failed her hearing test. I felt about an inch tall. How could I have missed this? She was scheduled for her surgery at the end of February...tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and reshaping of the turbinates in her nose.
Pretty quickly after her 10 day turnaround, she woke up with hives covering her arms and torso. First thought was an allergy to penicillin but soon switched to a possible detergent allergy since it was getting worse and had been off the medication for a while. We went to her pediatrician and found out she had fifth disease. Lovely. She healed quickly and was back to normal within a couple of days.