As some of you may already know, I had to take my oldest for a procedure at the hospital yesterday. He is doing well and is back in school today. This is a yearly event for us. We drive about 40 miles to his gastroenterologist's office and he has a gastroscopy, where they put him to sleep and scope him to check the status of his GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), hiatal hernia, and esophageal ulcers. My son was diagnosed with all of this, at the age of 8 years. My family has a very strong history of stomach ulcers and reflux disease. (Makes mommy feel pretty bad, like it's all my fault! Ugh.)
Anyhow...everything went well, and he is doing much better than he was last year. The doc saw one tiny ulcer (as opposed to 3 large ones), and says that there was only a minimal amount of redness in his stomach and that his hiatal hernia looks somewhat better. He is changing him to an adult med because of his age and weight and hopefully will only have to take 1 pill a day, instead of his current dose of 2. That will be nice.
Last year when he woke from the anesthesia...he was NASTY! He was screaming and yelling and it was not a pretty sight. Yesterday, he was hilarious! He had the nurses cracking up. They gave him a popsicle and he was waving that thing around, looking like he was soooo drunk. The nurses were asking him about school and he was telling them that..."my pizza has lots of school!" Oh, I was almost rolling on the floor! He said that he was seeing double of everything..."I see 2 mom's, 2 dad's, and 2 Tyler's!" Poor kid. He did really great though. Glad it's done and over with and we have another year before we have to think about it again! Though, the doc did talk to us about having his hernia repaired when he turns 18, and the fact that he might not need to take meds after that AT ALL! That would be great. Will have to just wait and see what happens!
That's it for now...gotta catch up on my daily blogs (I'm having withdraws)...LOL
Take care everyone!