BIG NIGHT -
Lawson has been cruising around taking 2-3 steps on his own here and there for the past month. But tonight he took 8 WHOLE steps by himself! He walked to Eric then to me - - back and forth. And the more exctied we got, the more he wanted to do it. Laughing the whole time.
Lawson started an antibiotic today for his ear infection & congestion. The doctor said that we should see a big difference within 72 hours.
On a different note, we are starting to see an OT and Nutritionist at The Bell Center in Homewood (www.thebellcenter.org). The center is for children with special needs (cerebal palsy, delays in walking/talking/eating, etc). We are really looking forward to working with them on Lawson's eating.
Lawson is developing quite the personality and attitude:). He is constantly on the go. Cruising from room-to-room. He takes 2-3 steps on his own and continues to get braver with each day. We expect him to be taking off any moment now.
The probe was removed today and we are going home. YEAAAAA! We are all anxious to sleep in our own beds tonight.
We are going home on some new meds. One med is to help strengthen that muscle between the esophogus and stomach. It is cammed Bethanacol. We take that 4 times a day (30 minutes before each meal and before he goes to bed). Then we are on two doses of Prilosec a day.
Lawson had a Gastric Emptying test today. He had to drink his milk that had some special powder in it. Then he had to lay under a machine for an hour to watch the emptying process. His stomach was supposed to have emptied at least 50% of the content within that hour. Well, it only emptied 10%. This told us that his stomach is slow in digesting his food/milk.
One more test...
Lawson had to have a pH probe inserted in his nose. It runs from the nose to the bottom of his esophogus. It measures the amount of acid in the stomach. He had to have this in for 24 hours. Eric and I had to document each time he coughed, vomitted, slept, etc.
We are waiting for the results.
This morning Lawson had to be put to sleep so that Dr. Morris could perform the endoscopy procedure. He took lots of pictures and biopsies. For the most part, everything looked normal. He said that the pictures show signs of inflamation from where he was vomiting a lot. The scope also showed that the flap between the esophogus and stomach is sitting open. Which can make him more prone to reflux.
On to the next test...