This week feels a lot like a week a year ago. Matthew had/has 2 therapy appointments and 1 GI appointment, I have a dentist appointment and a follow up appointment with my general surgeon, Jackson had to visit the doctor, and Darren has a doctor's visit. Whew! Thankfully these weeks are few and far between now.
Jackson has been fighting something the last 3 weeks. After hearing him sound progressively like Darth Vader, we took him to the pediatrician yesterday. He has a sinus infection and tonsillitis. As Dr. W said "his tonsils are ginormous!". Hopefully Jackson will kick this soon and his tonsils go back to normal. I really hope we can avoid the ENT!
Matthew's GI appointment went pretty well. Dr. L was happy with Matthew's weight gain, since he's holding steady on his own growth curve, but is concerned with the issues Matthew has with solids. Matthew will eat a few bites of solids (like pasta or beans) and after a handful of bites, will throw it all up. Dr. L has a few things he wants us to investigate. First up, Matthew is scheduled for a gastric emptying scan on July 22. The outcome of that test will determine next steps. It has been a while since we've had to play detective with Matthew's systems. We are hoping we can find a quick answer and easy fix!
Although this week feels like a week last year, looking forward, next week looks pretty quiet overall with only 1 therapy appointment and the gastric emptying scan. Definitely an improvement over last year!