Thursday, December 22, 2011

Levi Needs Prayer!

Since around May Levi has had this constant nasal congestion. I've been making the rounds through the doctors trying to figure out the cause, to no avail.  We saw an ENT doctor yesterday.  He put a tiny camera down his nose and looked at his throat, which showed that Levi's vocal chords are swollen, due to acid reflux.  So I guess it's not under control like we thought, even though he is on a pretty high dose of Nexium.  The GI doctor is supposed to call tomorrow.

All along this congestion has affected his eating. He has a hard time breathing while drinking a bottle, and sometimes will gag or choke.  It's been getting worse, the last few days have been horrible.  It's all I can do to get him to drink enough formula to wash down all the meds he has to take. He threw up a bunch of phlegm at dinner tonight, which was alarming, to say the least. I've been pushing pedialyte, which he likes, but he doesn't even want that now, so we've been dripping it a little at a time into his mouth with a straw.  If this continues we won't have any choice but to take him to the ER at Cardinal Glennon tomorrow.  We would really appreciate it if you would send up some prayers for him: that he feels better, the phlegm lessens so he can eat better, that the true cause will be brought to light so it can be fixed, and that the doctor takes us seriously and acts quickly.  Thanks so much!!

No comments:

Post a Comment