Less than an hour from when I posted Wednesday I received a call from our pediatrician. He had Georgia Grace's chart and after reviewing it for a brief period he simply said, "It's time".
I received a call from the ENT office that afternoon as well and they scheduled her pre-op appointment for the very next day. Dr. Knox, a colleague of mine that I respect and trust, will be performing the surgery and I am very much comfortable with him and his ability. He has been an ENT for 30 years and has worked at Kosair's. I without a doubt know that she will be in good hands.
The pre-op went really well. She was a total ham out in the lobby. I haven't had a chance to dress her up since Christmas since we haven't got her out much so I jumped on the opportunity. So much sass I can't even stand it. I think she somehow could sense that this was a good thing and she was excited to be a part of it.
Surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday. I so appreciate our pediatrician for bumping us up in line due to our semi urgent need and for the ENT office that reworked some schedules to get us in so quickly. Tubes are inevitable at this point so the sooner the better.
I know I will probably be a ball of emotions come Wednesday but right now I am just really happy about it! She has suffered enough and we are ready for restful nights and to say goodbye to ear infections. I have a calm, confident mentality about the whole event and I am very thankful for that. The procedure was thoroughly explained, the timeline was identified, and all questions and concerns I had were answered.
I'm hopeful this is our first step in transitioning to a new season.