Spring in Wisconsin can be a beautiful thing…the tulips and daffodils seem to have survived our early spring snowstorm with a minimum amount of damage. Our magnolia tree is finally in full bloom and the leaves on the bushes are beginning to show their light green selves.
It’s beautiful…unless you have allergies. Which I do. And, apparently, so does Little J. He has always been a noisy breather. When he was an infant, I never had the experience of running and checking if he was still breathing like so many of my friends because I could hear him breathing over the monitor at night. Lately, it has been getting much worse. Now he snores loudly both when sleeping and when awake and sitting in certain positions. I had huge adenoids as a child and had them removed at age 3. I’m guessing that Little J has inherited my adenoids and that the allergies are making the situation worse.
After numerous sinus infections, we are on our third allergy medication, and still no relief, so we will be off to visit the ENT in the near future. I am anticipating the news that we will need to take out Little J’s adenoids and am trying to prepare myself. I realize that this is a minor procedure, and that it is no big deal compared with the things that some moms are faced with. But this is my little boy. And having him go under general anesthesia scares me.
So, in addition to the sinus pain and headaches that come with season allergies, I have this nagging fear that has taken up residence in the pit of my stomach. But at least the flowers are pretty.