Thank goodness we’re finally home! I don’t know about you but as neat as that children’s hospital we went to I missed being able to do whatever I pleased with my son. He was hooked up to so many wires we were limited in playtime. .
Tuesday was busy with tests. In the morning the original plan was to have him sedated for a CT Scan. Our group of doctors decided to do another round of x-rays to confirm swelling. If they did confirm swelling he would need a CT Scan to verify if it’s an infection. The x-rays showed minor swelling still which meant he had to be sedated for a CT Scan. It was heartbreaking the entire time waiting for a CT Scan because the night prior when he was life-flighted out to this hospital they had to keep him fasting in case of surgery. My son’s CT Scan wasn’t until 12:30 in the afternoon. He got out of the CT Scan at 1:30. Shortly after he returned to his room he had 3 ENT specialists put a camera down his throat. My poor baby boy didn’t get to eat until around 4:00PM. He was so excited from finally being able to eat again he looked like he was rolling his eyes in the back of his head!
After everything was said and done we got all of the results back from our group of doctors. There was no abscess, no infection, and nothing structurally wrong. The swelling, wheezing, and coughing is from how irritated my son’s throat is from reflux. We also found out what’s causing the reflux – the valve that connects to the esophagus and stomach is still immature. They diagnosed him with severe GERD and now we’re on a compound form of Prevacid. We have a follow up in a week. If the Prevacid doesn’t work we’re going to be referred to a GI Doctor.
The reflux monster strikes again. At least my son doesn’t need surgery, right?