Update #2 on David Michael

First off I want to thank everyone who has been praying for David Michael. We are eternally grateful for all the many prayers! We know our God is The great Healer! (If you are wondering what I am taking about check out this update.)

We have now seen two different ENTs (ear nose and throat physicians) in Greenville who have been very encouraging! David Michael has been diagnosed with laryngomalacia. Laryngomalacia is the most common cause of stridor (high-pitched breath sound resulting from turbulent air flow in the larynx) in infancy, in which the soft, immature cartilage of the upper larynx collapses inward during inhalation, causing airway obstruction. 

Monday David Michael had a scope sent down his nose into his throat to look at what was going on in his throat. He took it like a trooper sitting on my lap. We were able to watch the video and see first hand what was happening when he breathes. 

The doctor pointed out to us the tissues that were "floppy" and not working correctly. Also in David Micheal's case, due to him having pretty severe reflux everything including the "floppy" tissue was very swollen and only adding to his difficulty breathing. The doctor is also worried that he is not emptying his stomach correctly because he will spit up hours after eating and not just small amounts causing more inflammation.

David Michael is now on two different acid reflux medications. He is scheduled on February 3rd for a gastric emptying test and scheduled in early June for a sleep apnea test. We will have to continue holding him up for one hour after he eats(any volunteers I will gladly take you up on that!), he does not sleep well on his back but the doctor says it is perfectly safe for him to sleep in his bouncer. If we wanted to lay him flat at night he suggested getting a sleep apnea mat to alert us if he stops breathing. 

I actually feel very relieved! The thought of surgery really scared me. We still have a very long road ahead of us, but I know God has His hand over my baby. We feel very blessed to be surround with excellent medical staff. 

Thank you for praying and continuing to pray! 


Hi! I'm Katie. Wife to Michael. Mom to Grace, David Michael & Emma. Christ Follower. Runner. Stay at home mommy.
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