Peanut had her tonsils and adenoids removed on Thursday. The doctor said it was successful. During the procedure he did a scope as well…and because of that we will be monitoring Peanut a little more until a plan is in place. Don’t want to go into details about it right now. After we see him in September for her follow up I’ll bring you into the loop. Right now we are focusing on getting Peanut back to 100%.
So far she has been doing pretty great. We only stayed in the hospital overnight because she was eating and drinking enough. We were actually incredibly surprised at how great she has been. We expected the recovery to be horrible. It seemed like things were progressing quickly. Then last night hit! First she was so uncomfortable that she didn’t lay down until 1:30 am. Honestly Juan and I passed out so we are not even sure what time she finally fells asleep. However, at 4:30 she woke us up screaming. After more Motrin and some snuggles, we finally got her back down around 5:30. She woke up again around 11 and has been miserable since. She is refusing to eat or drink because swallowing hurts so much. Its so hard seeing her in so much pain and not being able to help. We are praying this drop passes. We were prepared (kinda) that the 4th or 5th day after surgery is always the worse.
So right now Peanut has been our focus.
Then the craziest thing happened yesterday! Peanut went viral! Like legit…over 1 million views! How did this happen? I’m not really sure. We have her videos going through a company called Newsflare. Because there have been so much bullying online against the DS community, Newsflare monitors when the videos have been downloaded and notify us. So two UK media sites posted her walking video on their site and it went crazy. As soon as I saw it and saw so many comments my heart stopped. In the past I’ve read horrible hateful things on some of Peanut’s buddies images and videos. I was expecting the worse. There were a handful that I read that filled me with anger. How people are so mean is beyond me. But was surprised me was how many people stuck up for Peanut and attacked those mean people right back. Now, I can’t condone words that were said, but it touched my heart that strangers stuck up for our baby girl. She received so much love and support from so many people. I’ve always known Peanut is destined to change the world! She has already changed it for those who love her. I am honored to be her mama and watch the world fall in love with her to! Who knows, maybe one day you’ll be watching her on TV or seeing her beautiful face in a magazine ad 🙂