Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
ENT began visiting Wyatt within the first 24 hours of being at CHEO, since then, Wyatt's ENT doctor has played a pivotol role in his development.
By injecting Botox into Wyatt's masseter muscles, it allows for us to peform the necessary physiotherapy on his jaw. During the procedure, Wyatt's ENT doctor, with the aid of an Ultrasound Technician, inserts a needle into both of his cheeks, which proceed to migrate into the masseter muscles, where Botox is injected into the muscle, thus paralizing them.
After comparing Wyatt pre- and post- Botox, Mom and Dad felt there was no evidence that the Botox improved Wyatt's mouth opening. Wyatt has not had any Botox injections since March 2014, however results from a recent frontalis and temporalis muscle biopsies suggests we should in fact consider injecting into the temporalis muscle, rather than the masseter. We will be revisiting the Botox injections in 2016.
Dr. Joanne McCormick follows Wyatt at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), as well as, Dr. JP Vaccani.
Botox is inserted into masseter, while Wyatt cries. Dad is there to keep him still, mom on stand by with suction catheter, along with a nurse.
Numbing cream applied.