Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It never ends for Josh......

It really doesn't seem to ever end for Josh. I took him into his Pediatrician yesterday for several reasons. First of all, his ears are clearing up again, so it seems like for this second, we are good to go there. Then we went over the problems he is having that seem to be making life so miserable for him. His reflux seems to be getting worse, and he is medicated the max amount. He seems to have stuff coming up all day long, and some times he spits up, sometimes he can swallow it back down. But he seems to have some difficulty swallowing, and it hurts him at times. So the Ped is making an appt with a Pediatric GI doctor down at Primary's for us. (For those of you out of state, Primary Children's Medical Center is a children's hospital that has many specialties and is one of the top hospitals in the country.) Also we will maybe finally get some answers and a treatment plan for his constipation issues he has had his whole life. The Ped seems to think that the GI problems are compounding the ear problems, and once we get them under control we hopefully will see a decrease in ear infections. We can only hope, right?? Josh has also lost weight. Over the last 4 weeks he has lost 1lb 3oz total. He used to be at the 25th percentile for weight, and now is on the bottom line of the chart. So between that, and his constant fussiness and being miserable, we need to do something now. But the GI doctors are always booked out a couple months, so we may be in limbo until then. The Ped is going to personally call to make his appt to see if he can expedite the appt, but he didn't know if it would work. So until then, we will just take one day at a time, hope for the best, and keep chuggin' along.

5 comments:

Tanya said...

Well, we keep you in our thoughts and prayers!

Alice said...

Poor little guy. He just can't seem to get on top of it huh. :( Hopefully the doc will have some pull and you can get him in and get to the bottom of this.

Here's to hoping he feels better soon!

Brittany said...

We'll be thinking of you guys and hoping it all works out very soon. He could use a break

Heidi said...

I hope that you get into see the specialist soon. Let us know how it goes.

Allie said...

I hope you can get in quickly and get poor josh feeling better. Keep us posted. I pray that you catch some sort of break soon!