If you've been keeping up lately, you may remember that Noah has been sick quite a bit the last few months. His pediatrician and ENT opted to do a surgery. So, on February 13, Noah had surgery (a very minor procedure) to remove his adenoids and balloon open his sinuses. They also took blood while he was unconcious to do some testing on his immune system. The ENT reported removing some very thick mucus from his sinuses that had probably been there for a while. He also reported that Noah's adenoids were large, estimated in the 80th percentile and were probably helping to hold the mucus in there and cause infections.
He did not enjoy the process one bit (including hitting walls, throwing fits for the staff, and ripping out his IV in a drugged-out rage) but about an hour after, we offered him some donuts and this seemed to make things much better. At least he was willing to get off Mommy's lap and allowed Daddy to come near again. :)
Snapped these pics late that afternoon.
On the 24th, I received a call from the pediatrician regarding the blood work. I don't have a diagnosis or clear understanding of this, but Noah's immunoglobulin G levels are low. The online explanation that Jeremy's dad found makes perfect sense with Noah's history, so it is the best info I have right now. We have to go in for another blood draw this week (Yes, the 4th time. So frustrating.), which I am dreading, then we go to see a pediatric immunologist 2-3 weeks later to look at those results. This whole ordeal makes me so sad for Noah. He has now been sick 8 different times since October and is currently battling another cold. I feel like everytime we take him out to a public place, we are putting him at risk to feel awful again.
God is good and I am confident in His healing and His plan for all of this. We give him the glory and would appreciate your prayers!