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Tubes

on April 22, 2014

We had a follow-up visit with our Ear Nose Throat (ENT) doctor today. If you recall from my three-month update on Tessa, we were checking to see if the fluid in her ear would go away if treated with Nasonex.  A month has passed since then and the fluid is not gone. Because of this, sometime in the next couple weeks, Tessa will have her first surgery – she is having tubes put into her ears.  While they have her under the general anesthesia, they will also do the camera-down-the-throat check to confirm whether or not Tessa has laryngomalacia (see more here), reflux, or something else. It’s great that she is eating upright, but we are still hearing squeaky noises (called stridor) and she has a recurring cough/congestion that we want to check out. We are thankful to have a proactive doctor… and one who can do the procedure so quickly!  She will have the tubes put in AND the bronchoscopy (not sure how to spell that one!) in a procedure that only takes 10-15 minutes!!

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2 responses to “Tubes

  1. “Bronchoscopy” lol
    She is going to rock it!
    It’s definitely great that your doc is so proactive!

  2. I’ll be so anxious to hear how this all goes and what the results are. We’re in the same spot right now!

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