Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Matthew Update at GI

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to give a quick update as Matthew saw a GI specialist in Greensboro yesterday (about an hour and 40 min drive which he did great with). The doctor told us to keep an open mind as this might not be reflux and might just be a behavoral issue. But since reflux is hard to prove, he is putting him on an additional medication to see if it will help. This one is aimed at helping the stomach empty quicker so there won't be as much "stuff" to come back up and also helps tighten the muscle at the top of the stomach so "stuff" is not as likely to come back up either. We are going to start the medication tomorrow (as there can be some side effects and we want him home with us when he first starts it so we can watch him). It could take up to 2 weeks to work, but the doctor thinks that if it will help him we should know in about 5-7 days. So hopefully by this time next week, we will know if the medication helps the poor little one. We question a behavoral issue because when he is alseep on us, he thrashes a lot. We would think that if it was a behavoral issue he would not do that in his sleep. But we are not docs, so we will just have to wait and see what happens.

I am off again tomorrow so I hope to be able to post some new pictures to the web site. For now,

Reed, Sue, Matthew and Thomas

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