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Dec 09, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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Chronic Sinus infections-ENT
OK. Brandon has had sinus issues for quite some time now. Well, he was on 3 wks of strong ab and a week of steriods the last time. He has been off all of that for 1 month and has been coughing for the past 3 wks and snotty for the past week or so. I called his allergy/asthma doc back and she said to go onto an ENT. Brandon had his first set of tubes when he was 9mo old, his adnoids out and another set of tubes at 2. He does still have his tonsils tho. I was just wondering if any of yall had had any experience with chronic sinus' and been to an ENT and what they did... I am thinking the tonsils will come out but the allergy doc also talked about maybe needing to make his sinus cavities bigger-yikes. His appt is Dec 23rd. Thanks!!!
Dec 09, 2008
mom2adriane&morgan
Adriane Reese 05/16/07; seemingly healthy when born; diagnosed with MSPI, severe Reflux, Apnea, Ashtma, Epilepsy, and severe food allergies(rice, corn, milk, soy, eggs, oats, wheat, beef, chicken, squash, pumpkin, avocado, etc.);On apnea monitor, seems to be tolerating RCF w/carbohydrate mixed in; on Zyrtec, Xopenex, Prevacid
I have had chronic sinus infections like Brandon my entire life. Even when I was little. Have they ever given him some oral steroids, prednisone or something like that? I have to have them almost 4 times a year. It will help with the swelling from the allergies and irritation that is causing the build up in the sinus cavities and nasal passages. Is he on any preventative meds? Zyrtec, flonase? There are several out there. Morgan uses nasalcort or nasalcrom. I have a different kind but flonase works really well also. This helps with the swelling on a daily basis. It helps with the inflamation.

I have had 3 sinus surgeries and my brother and dad have each had one. We were all born with a deviated septum. My brothers and my dads was very prominent that you could actually tell by looking at them that it was off. Mine wasn't as noticable without x-rays or an mri. The first time they went in and corrected my deviated septum, the cartilage had grown into my nasal passages which was causing a difficulty breathing through my nose and chronic sinus infections. The other thing would be if he has pollups. Funny word but we called my surgeries the roto-rooter surgeries because they had to clean out my sinuses. The problem that i had with the surgeries is that my allergies weren't controlled and the doc didn't give the right follow up meds. I don't know that i will ever do it again. At least now we have a good doc and the surgery is very minor compared to 16 or 18 years ago when I first had it. I hope this helps! -Amanda

Dec 09, 2008
mommy2max&lucy
Patti, mom to Max (3/04) with EE and chronic sinus issues; Lucy (6/07) with reflux
Our son has had chronic sinus infections since infancy. Last winter he had a FESS surgery...basically it is an endoscopic sinus surgery that scraped out some sinus tissue and expanded the sinus passages. After surgery the ENT told us that Max would have never cleared on his own because of how narrow his sinuses were. It was extremely successful for about 9 months. We have started experiencing some issues lately...but Max's most recent CAT scan showed sinus polyps. We see the ENT in a few weeks to decide what to do about the polyps. I would do the FESS surgery again in a heartbeat. I never realized how bad Max was until after the surgery and things were clear. The surgery sounded awful, but Max was playing and running around in about two days. He did have a bloody nose on and off for about two weeks and constantly was throwing up blood for about a week after, but he still went to daycare three days after surgery. Nothing keeps Max down, though, so I am not sure the "typical" recovery. He had his adenoids out at the same time. The surgery itself took about two hours. We were given the option of staying over, but we went home the same day. I would check with an ENT before giving any more nasal or allergy meds. Our ENT said that all of those medications were causing more issues. They were making his sinuses too constricted and none of the mucous could move through because everything was so constricted.
Dec 09, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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Thanks a ton for your input. To answer your questions he is on a preventative allergy med 2x's a day, a nasal spray and inhaler. Even with all of this we have continual problems. I will def ask if all of these meds doing more harm than good.
Dec 09, 2008
michelle&aurora
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
Poor Brandon :( The poor little guy must be miserable. My brother had/has allergies all his life (the sinus stuffiness mostly) and to this day he has the allergy pug nose from the constant rubbing. I know how miserable it can make a person. I hope they don't need to do the surgery, but he needs some relief. I hope the ENT can give that to him. Dec. 23rd? Crazy. That's so close to the holidays. I'm very glad they didn't make you guys wait until after the new year. That's great!! Keep us posted.
Dec 10, 2008
blueleopard
Pictured: G'mom w/3 kids. I'm mom to 1 angel Melissa (dec'd 11/92 - hypoplastic left-heart syn.)
2 healthy daughters (knock wood) Cory (16), Kim (11) & Eric (4) diagnosed with e.e. (scoped 8/08), GERD & severe food/seasonal allergies, asthma. Cried non-stop first 17 mths. of life Found out he is allergic to cow's milk, soy, eggs, and peanuts. Takes Prevacid, Neocate One Plus & Flovent.
I think this is going to be an issue for Eric too. For the last week or two he sounds very nasally & asks what is in his nose. He doesn't have a cold or anything. It's got to be the allergies. I wish there was a permanant fix, but from what you guys are say, it sounds like there are only temp. solutions. Ellen
Check with your
doctor first!