smallholderwannabe

This blog is mainly a rambling kind of diary of the transition from smallholderwannabe to smallholder.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Baby update

My new little grandson had a bit of a hiccup. The midwife did not like his breathing last weekend and so called an ambulance and rushed him into the children's hospital where he has spent five days this week. There were various possibilities for the problem with his breathing but they decided in the end that it was laryngomalacia - a floppy larynx. I've never come across this before but was much relieved to read an article about it which basically says that he will grow out of it although they will keep an eye on him to check that the problem is improving. He had to have a full anaesthetic and a camera put down his throat to see what was to be seen. While they were down there, they made several incisions in the larynx because while healing, the scar tissue will help to stiffen up the floppy larynx. Poor little mite!

Anyway, he is home again and has been out for his first shopping trip, although he didn't actually notice because he stayed asleep : )

I can't work out how to put a photo in here...  I guess that the photos are not in the right format but...

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  • At 5:56 PM, Blogger Frugal in Essex Tania said…

    Oh poor little chap. At least they know what it is and he'll grow out of it, thank heavens.

     
  • At 8:32 AM, Blogger Jo said…

    Yes, thank you. They'll monitor him closely at the hospital. He has to go for ultrasound when he is 2 months old, to see what progress has been made.

     

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