Sunday, March 7, 2010

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

The results of the biopsy they did during Nicholas' GI scope came back on Thursday. He has
Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Eosinophilic Esophagitis, also known as EE is an important disorder of the swallowing tube (esophagus) that is different from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). EE is an inflammatory condition of the esophagus that is characterized by having above normal amounts of eosinophils in the esophagus. A high number of eosinophils indicates a food allergy. The GI doctor started him on Elecare which is an amino acid based formula that is easy to digest. He has been only tube fed since Friday to give his esophagus time to rest and heal. Tomorrow we are going to try to feed him by mouth and see if he will take a bottle and not vomit. We can also introduce one baby food for him to eat for three days to see if we can figure out what he has an allergy to. The biopsy also showed microscopic holes in his esophagus. He was started on Carafate for that. He had his last dose of antibiotics from his shunt revision today so he should be able to go home soon. He might go home with a feeding tube if he still won't take a bottle. We will have to learn how to insert the tube but that is better than staying in the hospital any longer. Blogger isn't letting me upload any pics right now.

No comments:

Post a Comment