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Oct 14, 2009
jgbennett
Ginger Bennett
Mom to Stanton, 6/12/2008
dx with GERD at 7 weeks. dx with EE at 21 months
Past Life - Early Intervention Specialist and Eval Team Member
Small bowel follow through
My 16 month old had an upper gi and small bowel follow through on Monday. After x-raying him every 2 hours they admitted us and did an ultra sound and CAT scan on Tuesday. They said there is an area in his lower bowel that is not filling when he drinks (doesn't eat). So next Wednesday we go back for a scope, biopsy. While the gi is scoping he said he'd go ahead and look at a full gament of possible problems and will put in a ph probe. I'm glad he's dong a lot at once so we don't have to keep going back....but I'm of course nervous about this particular "area of interest". I've wished many time that it's not GERD and could be something easy to fix, but GERD is now my comfort zone! Crazy as it is! I appreciate all your comments or insight about this!
Oct 14, 2009
mommato3
Big hugs! Keep us posted. That is great to have the probe placed at the same time as a scope.
Oct 14, 2009
emibug
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
wow thats crazy! Do they think malrotation?? this was never suggested for emily b/c she had large patchy areas all over her small bowel like that. the GI figured they were areas of inflammation and she was scoped for celiac since that was the most common cause of this. she tested neg for celiac on the scope at 11 months and her recent scope at 29 months of age and with blood test

her small bowel follow through lasted for nearly 6 hours b/c she had delayed gastric emptying and the fluid was moving so slow through her small intestine.

we since switched GI and she tested neg for celiac again through EGD - but biopsies show definite areas of inflammation, and visibly, her small intestine is rough and scalloped. The GI said another cause for this could be long term parasitic infestation. We have treated her with Alinia for those suspicions. but her symptoms have come back again so we are going to do one more course of Alinia (sometimes it takes 2 courses to kill parasites) after that if she still has symptoms they are moving on to Small bowel Bacterial Overgrowth. after that... we don't know.

just to compare. Emily has symptoms of fatigue, increased reflux (she is usually a silent refluxer, but now it is coming up into her mouth and choking on it sometimes spitting up) GI pain, mucus/ blood in both constipation and diarrhea. She cycles through having a few weeks of no to little symptoms and then, bam they come back again and last from 2 weeks to 2 months was the longest. I hope this might be of some help! *hugs* and good luck to you guys!
Oct 14, 2009
jgbennett
Ginger Bennett
Mom to Stanton, 6/12/2008
dx with GERD at 7 weeks. dx with EE at 21 months
Past Life - Early Intervention Specialist and Eval Team Member
I'm not really sure what they think it might be. Radiology just said what they saw and why we needed more tests....won't get to talk with our gi until next Wednesday, the day of the scope. I'm curious what his prespective is about this area not filling with liquids.... I'll keep you posted as we go!
Check with your
doctor first!