We were able to get into see the Pediatric ENT at Tufts Floating Hospital in Boston today. We got the news we were expecting to hear. Jacob needs surgery. He needs his tonsils out. I think this is definitely for the best now. He is not getting any better. His tonsils as well as his lymph nodes are swollen. Jacob also let the doctor look into his throat with a camera today and the doctor said he has some regrowth of his adenoids as well. Jacob had his adenoids removed when he was one. Lucky him, he gets to have them removed for a second time. The camera also shows that he has a deviated septum as well.
The surgery is going to be scheduled within the next couple of weeks, whenever we can get clearance from the rheumatologist for how long he needs to be off his immune suppressants. We have to be extra careful in doing this surgery on him because of the risks his meds bring. He will have to be admitted for the night at the hospital to be watched for bleeding.
We should know by Wednesday when the surgery will be. Next week school starts, bad timing! The doctor said he will have to be out of school for at least 10 days following the surgery. He will have to stay off his arthritis meds for a while after surgery too. I pray that this will not cause a flare up!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Posted by Jacob's Mom at 8:22 PM