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My son is having surgery!!!!!!

Posted by on Jul. 11, 2007 at 11:24 PM
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My 13 year old son who for all of his life has never been able to breathe through his nose he has had his tonsils and adenoids removed also has allergy shots and has seen every specialist known to man.. Since we moved to florida in Oct. 06 he has been on antibiotics 16 times for sinus infections his PCP sent him to an ENT specialist who was rotten he told me it all has to do with his allergies and not his sinues he didn't even come into the examining room to see him he told us this all in the doorway. When we left my son started to cry saying I will never breathe or be normal will I mom? Of course I started to cry also. So as a mother you make damn sure to get a second opinion or more if need be. Well we got a second opinion and this doctor took one look at his CT scan and said OMG this boy has a spur on his nose bone, a complete obstruction on his right side nostril, a 3/4 obstruction on the left, a severe deviated septum, and they want to also do a special procedure which requires a balloon to be put under each sinus under his eyes to inflate it and allow all the fluid to drain. My son is so excited he jumped out of the chair and hugged the doctor. I too was relieved. What scares me is that I am a single mother and am so afraid for him and my other two sons who are scared for their brother I know this is what he needs. He also told me the only thing that scares him is what if he smells stuff and doesn't like what he smells. Wow if that was our only worry I told him it will be OK but he has a mother who has so much anxiety, and I just need to know this is the right thing to do.  Sorry so long but don't know who else I can turn to. Thanks for any advice you can give.
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Marcia01
by on Jul. 11, 2007 at 11:34 PM
what a handsome young man.  It  is normal for you and your sons to be concerned about the surgery.  I am sure all will go well. Will he need to stay overnight or done as an outpatient?  Expect him to be alittle sore, but he may be so excited that he will be "normal' he may not even notice.
hawaiiangoddess
by on Jul. 11, 2007 at 11:38 PM
It is going to be outpatient just like his tonsils and adenoids. I try not to be scared but knowing he has a mild heart murmur scares me even though it has never caused complications before you always worry. When they took out his tonsils and I brought him home he started to hemmorhage it wasn't severe but still scared me. Thanks for the advice.
Peggy1984
by on Jul. 12, 2007 at 9:13 PM
Good luck! You'll be in my thoughts
Sunnie5274
by on Jul. 12, 2007 at 9:16 PM
My 3 1/2 year old just had surgery 2 weeks ago.. I'd not fun... but make sure you are strong for him.. if you are scared he will be too :)  Good luck and take care :)
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