The Lump is Gone!

Three weeks ago we discovered a lump the size of a small marble near Michaela’s carotid artery.  After having six children and seeing almost everything, it is a very rare occasion when I feel the need to take one of them to the doctor. (We try as many common sense/homeopathic solutions as we can.) But this time I insisted on seeing the doctor immediately.  The doctor determined that it was a very swollen lymph node (not related to her artery) and started her on a round of strong antibiotics.

We did this for a week and then waited for another week.  When we took her back to the doctor, the lump had only gone down a little bit.  So they sent us to have her sinuses x-rayed. Even though she had no symptoms, it turned out that she had a sinus infection.  The doctor prescribed two more weeks of the same antibiotic.   I decided to do a daily sinus rinse in addition to the meds. It was a challenge, to say the least, to preform this on  a three-year-old! When we started the rinses, the lump started to decrease. When I checked her neck it this morning, it was completely gone! We are very, very relieved.

I am going to call the doctor on Monday and see if we can discontinue the antibiotics. I know that you are supposed to always finish a round of antibiotics once they are started so you don’t develop an immunity to them or so the bugs don’t become immune to the drugs or something like that. But I hate to give it to her if she doesn’t need it. I am so blessed that all of my children are basically healthy and we have had so very few real health issues.

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3 Responses to “The Lump is Gone!”

  1. keep up the course of antibiotics. If for any reason the lump would return, you would just feel like hell for not doing it.

  2. Brenda Sowers Says:

    I’m so glad to hear the rinses worked. Do you have a cure for a clogged ear. I mean it seems to be so full of fluid behind the ear that I can’t hear out of it. By the way, it’s so good to see the lovely family you have.

  3. annettebudd Says:

    It is good to hear from you Brenda! I don’t have a clogged ear cure. Gary has an ear that often gets clogged. His doctor told him to use a antihistamine. It really didn’t work very well.

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