Tuesday, June 5, 2012

An Overdue Update

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. 

Poor kid.

But that is the past.  As always, we look forward.  No sense in looking back.


Jennifer said...

Glad to hear he is doing better!

Allie said...

Glad he is doing better. We don't need a medical degree we have a mommy degree, sometimes I think we know better than Drs. Nothing beats mom's intuition! Ri goes in Thursday to have her tubes removed, I'm worried the ear infections will be begin again. She has been relatively healthy since we put the tubes in but we're at 2 1/2 years and are running the risk of having permanant holes in her ear drums if we don't remove them.

ABMomma said...

Hi Jo-Ann thanks for stopping by my blog. Of course you can post a link to it on yours. I think I actually came across your blog when we started our journey too. You and your son are an inspiration.