Articles I Have Written
- The Best Books for Kids with Hearing Loss
- Sleep Studies for Kids
- Adjusting to Hearing Aids
- Free Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
- First Steps When Baby Can't Hear
- When Baby "Refers" on the Newborn Hearing Test
- Water Sports with Hearing Aids
- What is the Newborn Hearing Screen?
- The Best Hearing Aid Accessories for Kids
- Choosing Eyeglasses for Kids
- Great Hearing Loss Simulations
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Matt's Surgery Scheduled
We have been so busy that I haven't had time to write. Baseball, soccer, doctor appointments, school events and projects, and piano recitals have kept us overwhelmed with activities! June is a crazy month.
Matt had his ENT follow-up for his tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) surgery. He still has very obvious signs of sleep apnea. Since our ENT did the scope at the time of his T&A and found the laryngomalacia, we know that the obstruction is not going to go away without help.
Matt received a once-over and he is not hyperflexible like Nolan is, so he probably does not have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. His reflux, laryngomalacia, and constipation issues are likely coincidental. This is good news, as he should heal well and not have a recurrence of the laryngomalacia once surgery is complete. He will remain on anti-reflux medication indefinitely.
Matt's supraglottoplasty has been scheduled for June 25. They will laser out the floppy arytenoid folds so that he can breathe freely at night (if you have no idea what a supraglottoplasty or laryngomalacia are, then read more about it here and here).
Fortunately, my mom is flying out to care for Nolan while we are in the hospital with Matt. We need someone who can take care of his g-tube and give him Zofran (if needed) while we aren't at home. I am grateful for the help, as our only other option is to have one parent at the hospital and one at home with Nolan.
Nolan also has new earmolds, but I'll share those in another post.