It's not fun. In fact I dread it. When Courtney had to have it, I was very sorry for her, but she's old enough and brave enough that I knew she'd bear it well. I didn't think Nick could do it. He's too small, too young and gags so easily. Courtney and are very brave and very calm with stuff like this and we both HATED it! The thought of Nick having to do it made all my Mothering instincts say no!
I hoped they would be able to look at his vocal cords with the camera you just stick in your mouth. Also tricky, but a little easier. But when we showed up at our appointment yesterday, they so casually said they were doing the camera -- up the nose and past the throat. I painted on a smile and let the cute nurses do all the talking to Nick about how it's not so bad and he'd even get a prize after!! (He was actually pretty excited about the slinky...)
|Made it seem like an endoscopy is no big deal!|
The area around his vocal cords is quite lumpy which the doctor said is a sign of acid reflux. We've got an appointment in a few weeks to take a look at his esophagus, biopsy, place an impedance probe and evaluate for reflux, allergies etc. That one will also not be fun -- he'll be out with anesthesia, but the probe will require him to have a tube out his nose taped to the side of his face for 24 hours. Yikes! I'm waiting to tell him about it until the day before.
Look at his picture!! Isn't he the cutest?!