Since this was Samantha's first surgery, Alicia tried to prepare her as best as she could. She made a cake, and Timothy even read a book about tonsils!
This is Samantha before surgery. The black mark by her right nostril is to tell the surgeon that it is her right sinus that is being operated on.
Here is what the saw in the sinus...P for Polyps!
Samantha after surgery
Timothy was so sweet for his sister. He tried hard to comfort her at the hospital:
Overall, Samantha is healing fine. We know the surgery was successful. It went so well that the surgeon said it was boring, which is how he liked them (I like that idea too!). She's still struggling with some pain, but doing much better overall. It was kind of touch and go for awhile because her nights were miserable, but I think we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
Thank you all so much for your prayers. Things are really good now and we're grateful for her recovery!