Yesterday Will had his GI follow-up appointment with Dr. Burpee at Seattle Children’s. The test results for the pH probe, Upper GI and Endoscopy were all normal. He had 31 episodes of reflux detected by the pH probe during the 24 hour period. One of them lasted a minute, but none longer than that. His Upper GI should normal anatomy, with no twists or other issues. The biopsies from the Endoscopy were all normal, except one in his stomach which showed minor irritation. Dr. Burpee said that about 40% of the time they get one of those results and it was nothing to worry about.
Since we started thickening Will’s formula he has been eating better. He is still not back up where he was, but now he is eating around 24 oz per day. He is much happier during the feedings and eats smoother usually. (Fingers crossed I am not jinxing anything by actually writing this down). We are trying a few solids too, but so far he is slow to take to it.
Dr. Burpee wanted us to decrease his medicines, but we aren’t ready for that yet. Things are leveling out for us after our eventful summer and it is nice to have things working again. We agreed that when we were comfortable that we would first stop the Zantac and then later decrease the Prevacid. We are going to go see him again in 3 months. He is a very nice doctor and reasonable about us not wanting to monkey with anything right now.
So fingers crossed we keep his feedings going fine and can working on introducing some solids in the next month or so. I can’t wait to see blueberries all over those cheeks.