Gunnar and I are back from the ENT with good news.
IT WAS NO BIG DEAL!
The Doc was awesome. Explained everything he was doing. Checked to see what was actually going on in Gunnar's nose, and it was just as I expected; a bulging "octopus" of vessels on one side, and a couple of prominent ones on the other. He took the time to thoroughly numb his nostrils, and did the cauterization with "medicine" on a little stick, followed by more numbing medicine.
When he asked Gunnar if it hurt, Gunnar compared it to the pins and needles you feel when your foot has gone numb and is 'waking up'. But no tears. No anxiety. No problem. In fact, when he told Gunnar that sometimes it has to be repeated to be effective, Gunnar was very nonchalant about it.
Our prayers are answered :D