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Friday, April 29, 2011
Nolan has been off of his Nexium for about four or five days. After two days on the phone and an hour spent at Rite-Aid, I managed to get his former prescription restored. He was originally approved for 10mg, twice daily Nexium through the end of December, and the new prescription shouldn't have voided that approval.
He is still denied the dosage he needs (20mg, twice daily), but the 10mg dosage is better than nothing. I gave him a dose of medication this morning, so he'll be back on the Nexium for four full days prior to the sleep study.
I have heard some stridor at night, and he still wakes frequently (even prior to the insurance company denial of the Nexium), so I am anxious about this sleep study. If he fails it, then he'll be scoped to determine if the laryngomalacia has returned. If it has returned, the next step is a revision supraglottoplasty. Revision supraglottoplasties usually come with a fundoplication to curtail the reflux - obviously not a path we want to go down. I'd really rather the Nexium and Zantac do their job to control the crazy level of reflux than go through (more) major surgery.