Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Reflux?.....Really?....



Mikan's local ENT confirmed our decision to go to Cincinnati for a reconstructive surgery. She said, "Dr. Cotton is the best in the country, if not the world," and "If it were my son, I would take him to Cincinnati in a heartbeat." So, at least we know we'll be in good hands if we have to go there. Today during our appointment, Mikan's ENT just reiterated that she saw scar tissue and a lot of swelling on all sides of his airway when she did his scope. She was hoping the Prevacid would help heal it, but with a Nissen (and no other signs of the Nissen being loose), she had a healthy skepticism about her. I've always doubted the reflux explanation...We'll just have to wait and see!

Mikan's PT said his back is getting straighter when he sits up. Hopefully this will soon turn into some sitting up and crawling. She seems to be pretty pleased with his progress.

4 comments:

Hope said...

Dr Cotton is the best, but remember when you meet him that he has "Dr House syndrome". LOL He's not the friendliest, but he is a genius.

Do you have a bumbo? I used a bumbo when I was working on sitting with Ava. It really helped with trunk strength.

Jason and Rachel said...

Hi Jenna! I read Hope's comment...if you want to use a Bumbo and don't have one let me know. I have two of them if you'd like to borrow one. You can have your pick of Blue or Lime! ;) We also have the tray that goes with it to put toys on if you think that would help to keep Mikan in it for longer.

Colleen said...

Mikan looks like he's getting very strong in the arms in the picture! That's great that you have an option to use a good surgeon in the future.

Alicia said...

Look at that handsome boy go!! He'll be into anything and everything in no time!!

I am so glad your local ENT is on board with your decision to go to Dr. Cotton, if it comes to that.