Our sweet girl has battled allergies, asthma, sleeping and breathing problems most of her 2 1/2 years on this earth. She has also had many strep infections, it seems like one after another. So yesterday we went to visit the friendly, neighborhood ENT. I really liked him, very nice and gentle with Selah.
The conclusion was she has very big tonsils, and if those are big then the adenoids probably are as well. Evidently, you have to have five or more infections to qualify having your tonsils out. Selah barely missed that one. But he did say that removing them would solve all her problems!
The doctor put Selah on Singulair to solve the nasal issues. If that doesn't work we will have to result to removing some human anatomy (which is always a last resort in medicine).
This is where her dear Daddy and I come to a cross-roads. He thinks with a math mind and I with a medical mind. Surgery should always be the final straw, especially when your fragile daughter is involved. But, James disagrees. If surgery will fix the problem, then do that and avoid all the prescription costs.
I am at a loss! Right now we are trying the meds to see what happens, but I wold love some guidance from experienced parents out there.
Thanks and God bless!
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