Thanks, Trachealization of esophogus?Thanks everyone,
Boy what a long day yesterday was.
Here's the scoop, it went smoothly and although he was very cranky when he came out, he didn't vomit, thank goodness and we made it home in one piece without any vomiting, just a very sore throat from the breathing tube.
They took like ten biopsies from three parts of the esophogus, some in the stomach and some in the duodenum. He said it all looked great on the way in, but it was when backing out he noticed some things.
Down at the lower end of his stomach, it looked like a couple of spots that may have been healed ulcers, so he took biopsies there, and then at the upper part of his stomach he said it looked maybe granulomous (sp) and took more biopsies there. Then on the way out of the esophogus, he saw something.
He saw rings in his esophogus, he gave me the pics and I can see them too. He said it's what they usually see with EE. But they are waiting for the biopsies to come, hopefully Thurs. or Friday. THen we might know for sure what it is, if anything.
I do wonder, and havent gotten far enough into the research of it If it is possible to have the trachealization of the esophogus WITHOUT having EE? Does anyone have any knowledge about that?
Anyway, thankfully there was no other visible damage,like Barrets or anything that could be seen.
He also said that if it is EE, they treat it with a puffer of steroids, swallowed instead of inhaled, but I have read about elimination diets and patch allergy testing, which I would rather try first....
And if it is H. Pylori, then he would need treated with an antibiotic protocol....So now we wait and see. I got so nervous when I read that EE causes thinning of the mucousa in the esophogus and that increases the risk of punture with the scope, but we are now twenty four hours out and hopefully he's ok.
Thanks to everyone so much for their replies, we spent Sunday and all yesterday on the road....I will keep you all posted.
Has anyone ever had their child with the trachealization of the esophogus? Thanks again, guys, you guys rock!