Moishey suffers from chronic sinusitis. It is a very disturbing condition which causes thick green nasal congestion, heavy-headedness, fatigue, and very often (as in Moishey's situation) high fevers.
At age four and a half, Moishey had a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy. The success after the surgery was short-lived. The sinus flare ups appeared again.
My Pediatric E.N.T. (ear, nose, throat) specialist suggested a daily regimen of nasal treatments which has B"H kept Moishey's sinus cavities clear for a year and a half now. He has been off antibiotics sine June '95.
The treatment is as follows: Twice a day (a.m.) & p.m.) I squirt a 5ml vial of sterile saline solution into each of Moishey's nostrils. He then blows his nose into a clean tissue to rid his passages of any 'junk'. I then spray 2 squirts of a prescription nasal spray into each nostril. Moishey's sniffs in, blows his nose into a tissue again, and Pronto!, his sinus cavities have gotten a good, anti-bacterial cleaning!!
P.S. This treatment must be done only with doctor's recommendation.
This article first appeared in issue #3 of Down Syndrome Amongst Us