Posted by Mom to Will & Cate on Thursday, September 13, 2007
Today Will went to see Dr. Dahshan, a pediatric gastroenterologist. We'd been waiting for 3 and a half months for this appointment. You see, Will had really bad reflux and chronic constipation. The doctor was really concerned about the constipation. He also wants to make sure that Will is spitting up only because of reflux and not because of any other condition or disorder. In order to do this, Will is going to have to have an abdominal ultrasound, a barium enema, an EGD (upper endoscopy) with biopsy of his stomach, and an MRI of his brain to see if the cyst he has in his brain has grown or if there are more of them. He also had some blood work and urine analysis today. Many of the possible outcomes of these tests will require surgery of some sort. It's a lot to digest (no pun intended). Right now he has put Will on Miralax twice a day to get him pooping everyday and is continuing his Prevacid to help with his reflux. We go for the EGD on October 17th. He'll be put under conscious sedation for the procedure. He'll also be put under conscious sedation or possibly general anesthesia for the MRI. Pray that all of these tests and procedures go well.