Wednesday, January 13, 2010


What are Adenoids?
The adenoids are lumpy clusters of spongy tissue that help protect kids from getting sick. They sit high on each side of the throat behind the nose and the roof of the mouth.

Actually we're still confused and can’t decide whether we let Dustin undergo for adenoidectomy surgery or not. Monday of January 11, we went to Ear, Nose and throat Specialist to check Dustin’s condition about his sinus infection. The Doctor asked many questions about Dustin and he thinks that Dustin has a chronic sinus infection and he needs to remove Dustin’s adenoids.

Chronic or recurrent sinus infections or rhinosinusitis is similar to the problem with the middle ear, enlarge or infected adenoids may cause accumulation of nasal secretions or recurrent sinus infections. Many surgeons feel that an adenoidectomy is the most appropriate surgical procedure for young children with severe sinus problems. I read this article at, they have more information about adenoids and what are the complications of adenoidectomy.

I research online about adenoids because I am not familiar with this word at all. It gives me idea on how to react in case we will decide to let Dustin undergo the surgery. My husband and I talked about it and we decided to wait a little bit longer maybe a week or two. Dustin taking nasal spray and antibiotic at this time and we want to see the changes first before we decide about the surgery.

The Doctor didn’t rush us. He gives us time to think about it and see what our decision is. I was totally blocked out when I heard about surgery. I’m scared because Dustin is too young to have surgery. The Doctor said we don’t need to worry about because the surgery is easy and not a critical procedure. The surgery will only take about 15-20 minutes. They will put Dustin into sleep and he can go home right away after the surgery when he woke up. Well, I don’t know. I am not totally convinced about this. But will see….

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