I realized that last year's posts were filled with sick kid updates. Thought I would update.
Matthew saw an ENT in September. I knew his tonsils needed to go but had heard that most doctors these days do not want to remove them. I was ready for the battle with a list of illnesses and medications. The doctor took one look at Matthew's tonsils and said "how does Dec 6 work for you?" No argument, no battle. Only a compassionate doctor.
So, in December, Matthew had his tonsils and adenoids removed. It was a tough few weeks, but since then he has been healthier then he has been in 18 months. Best decision ever. Even Ryan has been healthier.
Some days I think as a parent you need to have a medical degree. For years, Matthew has not been able to fly well. His ears NEVER equalize while flying. I've tried everything. Gum, drinks, medication. Nothing works. Until now. Adenoid removal. Now his ears are clear flying. Turns out, if you research adenoids, when swollen, they block the Eustachian tube and you can not clear them for flying.
If only I had know. All those flights to St. Louis.
But that is the past. As always, we look forward. No sense in looking back.
My Colectomy - Day Two
1 week ago