We just found out that Will has been approved for the sinus surgery that his ENT recommended. This is a relief. Apparently this surgery is often denied by insurance, but when the reviewers saw Will's sinus CT (100% blocked on the left and 95% blocked on the right), they approved him quickly. I was ready to fight for the surgery for Will but am happy to save that energy for another day... another fight. I am sure that day will come.
So Will's surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. It will take him several days to recover, but we expect that within a week of surgery, he will feel some wonderful relief. I cannot wait for him to experience that! I think this is going to be a great thing for him. Now we just have to wait for the surgery day. Then its a quick 90 minute procedure to go up through the nose, open up the sinuses, get a culture of whatever is growing in there, and clear it all out.
Couldn't come soon enough.... Will is very congested and likely has another sinus infection developing right now. Right on time.
It isn't until the sinus swab culture comes back that we will know how to proceed with Will's treatment. If you've done any Wikipedia searching of fungal infections of the sinus, you know that there are 4 different types and causes of these types of fungal infections. Each one has its own specific treatment. Some are long term, some are short term... just depends on whatever has taken up residence in Will's face.