I know that every mom thinks their child is the cutest thing in the world...but seriously. Tell me this little guy is not adorable!!
Blakey and I took a little trip to the ENT this week to talk about his chronic runny nose. His Pediatrician has watched it for 2 years now and because we have had several sinus infections, he thought it was a good idea to talk to an ENT just to see what they think.
To be honest, I was a little reluctant to see a specialist because it seems that whenever you do go to one, they are ready to jump right into surgery. I am prepared to go through an Adenoidectomy with Blake if that is the only to way to get this little guy some relief, but I want to make sure we explore every other option first. We have tried allergy medicines and Allegra was doing the trick this summer. I thought we had found our solution. But this fall, the meds didn't clear his nose enough and we got another sinus and ear infection.
At our appointment yesterday, the ENT thought it was promising that Blake does sleep well (typically poor sleep is a sign of Adenoid problems), and that the Allegra was helping this summer. So, she decided to put him on Nasonex to see if a nasal spray would be a better fit for him. She said if he does find relief from the spray, we can keep him on it as needed. But if it does not help, we will have to take a closer look at the Adenoids and go from there.
I know from so many parents that an Adenoidectomy is a super common procedure that I should not be scared about, but I still hate the idea. I am praying that we can control all this with allergy meds but in the end, I just want whats best for my little guy. Has anyone else gone through this with their kiddies? Is your child on allergy meds/nasal sprays and are they working for you? Have any other natural or home remedies helped? And for those of you who's kids have had their Adenoids taken out...how was the experience for you? Did your kids recover quickly? I am just trying to prepare myself mentally for whatever may come in the next month or two.
Thanks in advance for the help friends! I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!