10/5/22 – It’s been a big day for this little girl who is still a little buzzed, but I wanted to post a quick update.
She has a rare diagnosis called nasophyrengeal stenosis, so basically her sinuses don’t drain normally because of the narrowing in the back of her throat. The snot becomes thickened because it has no where to go and therefore creates secondary bacterial infection. They believe this is a congenital abnormality, and inflammation from the chronic nasal discharge could have contributed resulting in more scar tissue.
The plan is to use endoscopy as a guide and widen the narrow stricture by inserting a balloon type instrument to create a larger opening. This will allow her sinuses to drain properly and prevent nasal discharge and infection.
The doctor believes there is a very small opening that exists, but if not they would need to create a hole. If we wait to long then we risk the existing hole close completely making the procedure more difficult to accomplish.
This balloon procedure might only need to be done once, or it could require additional attempts if the new scar tissue forms back over the opening.
OVRS currently doesn’t carry the balloon instrument needed to perform her procedure. They have to see if/when they can get it in, and if they cannot get it we might have to take Muffins ‘ to MSU.
Huge thank you to my amazing husband David Jenio for transporting her to/from the hospital, for being my support system, and for dealing with me every step of the way.
This has been a LOT and it’s not over yet…
4 paws 1 heart is committed to getting Muffins the care she needs and we are VERY grateful for those who have contributed towards her healing. We still NEED your help, so weather it’s a donation, returnable, gift card or raffle item, empties, food (her special food is about $90/month), or prayers.. please continue. – Gina
4paws1heart.org/donations P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080