There it is!Don't we have the cutest patient?
The procedure itself went quite well. He is having a bit of a hard time with the aftermath though. His voice is quite hoarse, and he keeps throwing up or spitting up either blood or mucous. All of this is normal for a short period of time, but it crushes my heart to see his face so sad and his body so puffy. Here's to hoping the next 24 hours goes by quickly!
The doctor spoke with us right after the endoscopy and stated that the lower part of Grayson's esophagus was pretty inflamed and that there was already areas that showed some healing. What this means is that Grayson has most likely been suffering from a severe case of acid reflux that is responding slowly to medicine. The good news is that the doctor thinks it will eventually even itself out; he is just responding a bit slower than most children. Dr. S did mention that there are a few other things that could be causing the inflammation, so he did a few biopsies to make sure there is nothing else he (the doctor) is missing. We will get those results back in about a week, and we follow up with the doctor again on the 18th. We will also continue to do periodic weight checks.
In the meantime, we are to continue with the Prevacid and his high caloric formula and rice cereal mix. Over the last week we have seen a positive improvement in behavior, so I am hoping that means he is on the mend and will slowly start to eat more like a normal child. I am glad that we were given somewhat of an answer because my biggest fear was that they would find nothing. I am also thankful that it appears that it is fixable.
So, here is to praying and crossing my fingers that everything will continue to improve.
Thanks for all your prayers and support! We appreciate it:)