Monday, May 03, 2010

Breathing is pretty important

I had mentioned a while back that we were all sick. We had a pretty healthy winter, but when spring started it all went down hill. I had strep throat, Emily had a sinus infection and Mike was the last to go to the doctor. He was told that he might have polyps in his nasal passages. He was given a bunch of medications and was told to wait a month to see if there was an improvement. He finished his meds and went back to the doc that same week - there was no difference at all. He had not been able to breathe or smell or really taste much for about a month. She gave him another round of antibiotics just for good measure and then referred him to an Ear, Nose & Throat doc.

Mike had that appointment this past Friday. The doctor examined him, asked lots of questions and the bottom line is...he does have a polyp, a deviated septum, and asthma too. The polyp will need to be removed surgically and the doctor figures he might as well fix the deviated septum while he is in there. Mike has a CT scan scheduled this week to get a really good picture of things. Then he will meet with the doc again next week to discuss dates for the surgery.

The doctor gave him a medication that may shrink the polyp and a medication for asthma. Mike has already noticed improvements in his breathing so that is a good thing. We would appreciate your prayers that all would go well with the test and the surgery. We will keep you posted as we learn more.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear this news, we'll be praying. Thanks for sharing.


Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Wow! Poor Mike! Will the surgery fix his snoring? ;)

Katy said...

Eeek! Surgery always makes me nervous, but I bet he'll be SO thankful once it's done and he can breathe again.

Amy said...

Praying...never fun but pray that in the end Mike will feel much better. Yeah, I guess breathing is sorta important!