August 02, 2007

Knew all that good Karma would work!

Little Mr N stayed overnight at the hospital and was released the next morning. They gave him a stuffed dog in recovery which he promptly named Duke and proceeded to tell his mom that, "Duke is my best dog ever!"

The dr called late this afternoon with the results of the biopsy. N has acid reflux with terrible damage to his esophagus. They are putting him on Nexium so fingers crossed that this one works. So far pepcid, prevacid, and prilosec have all failed to help.

W and Missy A loved being here with me. W mentioned that it would be ok if he stayed longer because "I really want to live here with you, Gram." He's so cute. I think he loves me for my lollypops and high speed cable for the computer. Dial up at home so the pages take forever to load. He played Bob the Builder for about 30 minutes here and then switched over to a little Thomas the Tank Engine.


When my kids were little my parents were always a big part of their lives. I'm so blessed to be able to be there to watch my grandchildren grow up and pitch in to help out when needed. Parents really need a break when raising little ones. Grandchildren and Grandparents both have the same goal: they want to have fun and we want them to have fun.

I guess the learning lesson in all of this is to trust your Dr Mom instincts. If you know something isn't right you need to keep pushing for an answer. The drs would have let this go on for several more months if they hadn't been pushed. I told my daughter, "You have this little boy who is your top priority. The physicians see him as one of about 200 patients on their rotation of patients at any given time. They don't know him like you do. Trust yourself." She did a great job as an advocate for her son and I'm very proud of her.

So thanks for all the good karma. It certainly helped more than I can say. Sock pictures coming up shortly. Finished the Stop My Hubby From Whining pair tonight. Casted on the second sock in the purple/red/green yarn, and working on the heel flap on the light blue/grey Opal smoke yarn. Goal is to finish all pairs of socks next week so I can cast on my MS3. I'm soooo far behind.

13 comments:

Donna said...

I'm so glad to hear the good news!! Now he can get the treatment he requires. You must all be so relieved :)

Trish said...

Glad to here that little N has a diagnosis. Mom instincts are very rarely ever wrong. :)

Anonymous said...

oh the poor little man..hope he starts to thrive now they have discovered his ailment. Your thoughts regarding Grandchildren and Grandparents match my own...I just wish I lived nearer to mine as my daughter needs some time to herself lately.

ruth said...

I'm so very glad to heat that Mr N has a diagnosis - here's hoping the new medicine works and he starts to thirve.

kristi and otis said...

Thanks for being an involved grandparent who provides parents the much needed respite - on behalf of one tired parent ;) Our guy had the same issue on all the meds - we had very good luck with having his meds supplemented with a child OMT that specialized in reflux - she worked miracles for us.

Lynn said...

YEAH!! I'm glad to hear that they figured out what is wrong. Once this starts to work, this kid is gonna shoot right up!! And he'll probably be the biggest of his siblings when all is said and done. Hugs your way!!

Just A Knit Wit said...

I hope that the Nexium helps to repair the damage!

herself75 said...

SO glad he is OK!!! hopefully the Nexium will work!

Karen said...

:-) I'm so happy to hear that N is OK and I hope that the meds kick in and work soon!

Vivian said...

So glad the kiddo is alright. My husband has reflux as well and we have to be extra causious with his diet, no spicy food, no caffeine, no alcohol (won't be a problem for kids I hope :-) ). It's a lot of work to keep it under control.

Rachel said...

I'm so happy the little kid is alright! Whew! Acid reflux? No wonder he wasn't eating, and good for Momma to be pushy. I think Doctor's take us mom's far to flippantly.

Hmmm, your hubby really whines about socks? I'd love to have my hubby whine about socks. I knitted him a pair of nice socks for Christmas, and he never wears them, or when he does, I don't think he even notices that they're hand knitted. *Sigh* Oh well. At least he doesn't steal from my stash, lol!

Barb said...

I'm glad to hear he's doing better :)

Tabitha said...

Glad it was something relatively minor and that he is doing better. You were right on with the diagnosis. You may have missed your calling.