Two weeks ago Sophie began experiencing a runny nose and I became paranoid. Since she does have pan sinusitis she will have sinus issues her whole life so I thought this was going to be the norm. Several days later I noticed that the skin under her eyes began to look shady again and the familiar odor of sinus infection was reappearing.
As a preventative treatment plan we are treating her with Bactroban a cream antibiotic that I mix with sterile salt water and administer via her nasal irrigator 1-2 times a day. Some times as soon as she get’s the nasal treatment her nose clears up. The last couple of days however have not yielded the same results.
She has a bad runny nose, it can be clear or turn a shade of yellow or green. Yesterday she spent 90% of the day sneezing, refluxing and vomiting which explains why she woke up super congested and wet with a persistent cough that barely lets her breath. When she has a bad reflux day she always aspirates on the reflux. She is spewing gunk constantly. It’s her body’s way of expelling all the crap from her lungs but the whole process is painful and draining for her. She is also warm with her temp slowly increasing, ugh.
(Loud SIGH) I refused antibiotics last week at her surgical follow-up because I want to give her body a chance to fight off what ever bacteria is ailing her now. Her ENT agreed it would be best to wait especially since she had just gotten off of two weeks of antibiotics from her surgery.
It’s a good thing I have my own little pharmacy of her usual meds to save me a run to the doctor’s office. I gave her some steroids this morning and began persistent nebulizer treatments with vigorous chest PT. And I now have no doubt that she has a full-blown sinus infection too. But, I’m waiting. I want to give her little body a chance to react before I rush her to the doctor and bombard her with antibiotics that don’t work.
Maybe I was kidding myself thinking her health would significantly improve, I was really hopeful though. I really thought this time it would be different. The surgery was very beneficial, it cleared out all the bacteria that was just growing inside of her but it was not a cure. There is no cure, she will have to live like this her entire life and that majorly sucks!
I’m looking into getting her off of Pediasure and onto something else more natural without the sugar and chemicals and maybe this will help her body in a more positive way. Once I figure it out I will definitely share it with you.
In the mean time, please say a little prayer for my Sophie girl. Thank you!!