It wasn't a WHEEZE...! 😯
So as you all know, I was using the asthma pump for a while. I was on lots of chest and lung medication too. I'll share them with yOu! ....but, I didn't have a chest or lung problem 🤷🏻♂️ My first ENT didn't pick up my condition and it took us 6 months of running around to Drs, GPS, Physios, ENT's, and Pulmonologists, for chest xrays, sputum tests, asthma pumps, nebulising etc, then back to another ENT to finally figure out my diagnosis.
I've been diagnosed with Subglotic Stenosis 👃
Basically it's a narrowing of the subglottics - the area of the windpipe/breathing pipe just below the vocal folds.
This narrowing is most often made of scar tissue. Breathing becomes difficult and it sounds like a heavy wheeze, hence all the chest & lung treatments. . .
When all the treatments ceased to assist me, we went for a consultation to a highly recommended ENT, Dr Ahmed Rasvi. He did a scope and diagnosed me with SGS. Theatre was our next step he said, but mum was hesitant so we went for a third opinion to Dr Khaleel Ismail. We were very impressed with his knowledge. He explained mum the details of my condition and assured us that we were in good hands. He encouraged us to go into theatre with Dr Ahmed and so we just had our second procedure done,day before yesterday!
Yup, we've been for our first five weeks back. It was a bit traumatic because I didn't react very well to the anesthetic. Mum and I had to stay in the ICU for one night, but الحمد لله Dr now had some experience working with me, and so, we got back to the paediatric ward in an hour after my procedure, with absolutely no complications this time around.
I'm feeling so much better now, الحمد لله ❤
I will post more about my condition, to educate mums and dads. It's a simple condition that can be so easily overlooked. May الله grant me a quick recovery & all those that are unwell, ان شاء الله
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