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my 9 year old son needs hel

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  • Posted By: momkim
  • February 8, 2008
  • 04:26 AM

My son has been having recurring throat cysts since the age of 2. He has had 10 surgeries to remove the cyst, but it continues to grow back. The problem is the cyst blocks his airway when it there and he can't breath or swallow resulting in emergency surgery. He is always placed in pediatric intensive care, has to be intibated in case of airway swelling. Just today he was once again seen by the ENT and it is back again for the 11th time.
We've been to both the Children's Hospitals in our area which are pretty much the best and they can't tell me why it keeps recurring. He is a very frustrated little boy. Today he cried (he's never cried before) he is protesting another surgery. Can't say I blame him. He suffers from restless sleep, can't swallow, blocked airway. We are desperate to find an answer and get this removed for good. Please if anyone knows anything about this please respond.

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  • So sorry to hear about your son...poor little guy! I agree with Blaze in that your sons immune system is compromised although we may disagree on the cause. Obviously with that many surgeries he has been on numerous antibiotics? This may sound far reaching but try to find someone in your area that does NRT (nutritional reflex testing) and see if they can come up with something you can supplement your son with to increase his ability to fight these things off. I know this is totally unrelated but my dog gets "fatty tumors" and although she is on a "primo" food, there is obviously something else she needs because when I supplement her with a certain product, they go away. I have experimented three times (poor girl but I just couldn't believe it, hardheaded I guess) Once her body has all that it needs to heal itself, it does. Worth a try? If you have problems finding someone contact me and I will try to help. Blessings, Katherine
    katclem 14 Replies
    • February 9, 2008
    • 03:18 PM
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  • Whoops it's Nutritional "response" testing, not reflex, sorry.
    katclem 14 Replies
    • February 9, 2008
    • 03:43 PM
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