Lawson had his sodium checked again today. It was NORMAL (138). THANK YOU JESUS! It looks like we will be going into surgery Friday for tubes.
He also had an upper GI test. That was interesting. They wrapped his legs in a towel, strapped him down, held his arms above his head and tried to make him drink the barium.
He FREAKED out to say the least. They did get a little bit of barium in him for the test. It showed his level of reflux. It was a grade 3 (the worst is a grade 5). I am waiting to hear from the pediatrician so that we can discuss the test in detail.
Thank you all for your prayers. Please continue to pray that the ear tube surgery go well Friday.
Had two doctor visits today. One for lab and another with his Ped. First, the lab...his sodium came back a little high (147). The Endocrinologist ordered Lawson to receive the DDAVP twice a day (.025). Second, pediatrician visit...he has fluid on his right ear. She didn't put him on an antibiotic. She said that she would if his symptoms get worse, but if not, the ENT will remove the fluid during surgery Friday.
We will check his sodium again Wednesday, October 11. We will also get an upper GI test. This will tell us if his swallowing is normal and it will show any obstruction. We are praying that all test come back normal.
Today would have to be the worst day for Lawson since we've been home. Lawson couldn't keep anything down Tuesday night so we took him to the pediatrician Wednesday morning. They had no explaination for him vomiting but wanted us to go to Children's to get his sodium checked and a stomach x-ray. We got to Children's at 10:15am. The stomach x-ray came back normal but his sodium came back high (150). We went to the ER to get him started on some fluids. This is where the nightmare began. No one could find a vein to even start an IV. They stuck him 9 times and finally got one in his scalp. After a couple of hours (with fluids and his DDAVP), they checked his sodium. It went down to 141. After 8+ hours in the ER, they admitted Lawson. They wanted to get another sodium the next morning so we were praying that they could draw the blood from his IV. WELL - the IV went bad at 1:30am. They were able to draw enough blood from his finger to check the sodium. His sodium was up (147). They gave him a dose of his DDAVP and told us to work on keeping him hydrated. They checked his sodium again at 4:30pm. It came back normal (141). We were discharged at 8:30pm. And boy were we ready to come home. We were all exhausted.