Thursday, March 31, 2011

Patience is a Virtue...

We have an appointment with Dr. Anne-Marie Irani, an allergist, at VCU on April 6th. That appointment cannot get here fast enough! Nathan has been on an Elemental Diet since March 16th and we are just as ready as he is to be able to eat food again! Even if it's just one food for now, we will all be happy campers! Mark and I are eating in secret, because there is just no good way to explain to a 13 month old why they can't have what you are eating. It breaks my heart to see him get upset over food, so it's just easier on all of us to handle it this way right now.

By the way... Nathan has been tolerating his EleCare since Monday. :o) Thank goodness all it was was the strep making him vomit this go round!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Nathan started walking this week! He is so precious when he does it! He holds out his left arm straight in front of him with his index finger pointing the way! I love him!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Vomiting EleCare!?!?!?

This morning Nathan vomited after his EleCare... I've never felt so helpless in my life. This is the only thing he is allowed to consume and now it's coming back up. Mark and I rushed Nathan to the pediatrician's office. My worst fears were calmed when the doctor said that he might have strep throat, and that kids sometimes vomit with strep. The strep test came back positive. As strange as it may sound, I've never been happier to hear that someone had strep throat! They gave him an antibiotic injection in his leg and we were told we should see improvement in 24-48 hours.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Eosinophilic Esophagitis...

Dr. Williams called this morning with the biopsy results. Nathan's vomiting can finally be expained in two words: Eosinophilic Esophagitis. I am so relieved to have an answer, but so nervous at the same time. There is a lot of learning Mark and I need to do so that we can help Nathan in the best way possible. We are thankful for the quick diagnosis, as we know many struggle for years with this disease without any answers. I can only imagine how frustrating and frightening that must be. Dr. Williams started Nathan on 1mg Pulmicort mixed with 5 packets of Splenda twice a day to help heal his esophagus and reduce the inflammation. When Nathan sees the spoon with his medicine on it his eyes light, up. Another indicator of how much he misses eating I assume.