I am sorry it took a little time to get this out today. We have been dealing with all we learned this morning as a family. But here is the break down from our appointment at the airway clinic:
Orren will have surgery on May 6, 2008 @ 6:00 AM this will include a biopsy, a scope, and a camera that will go all the way down his airway. He will be staying over night. We will be looking for four possible causes "obstruction" These are listed in order of severity. Least and most hoped to most severe and dreaded.
~One~ and what we hope nothing more than reflux that we will out grow medicine and steroid treatment. We won't know if this is the cause until they can see past his vocal chords. This has to be surgically done.
~Two ~ if we can't have #1 we would hope for #2 that is what is called a floppy esophagus. This would require extreme caution with illnesses and steroid treatment. No exposure to nurseries or day cares for a LONG time. And all of the above. A little inconvenient but we will be more than willing to work with this scenario.
~Three~ obstruction of some kind, cysts, polyps, etc. These would require surgical removal and correction and all of the above.
~Four~ Our worst fear a narrowing of his airway, depending on severity could require EXTREME reconstructive surgery to widen his airway at it's mildest would require extreme precautions to avoid illness and inflammations of airway, steroid treatments, and removal of any irritant from his environment and all of the above. Needless to say we will certainly need all of your prayers and support over the next few weeks. I have had my emotional breakdown this morning and I think I am ready to tackle this. Thanks to all those shoulders I cried on this morning, Mother... Daddy...Michelle... Lori ... our Church and my precious hubby! I couldn't do anything without ya'll you are truly my rocks!!! I love you I will be keeping all of you posted as we progress. All of you are so very special to us and we could not go through this without you. We will be lifting him up to our Holy father, the great physician and trust in him. We ask that you please add him to your personal prayer list as well as any list you are affiliated with. Thank You so much!
We will all be holding close to Olivia's favorite verse .....
What time I am afraid I will trust in thee