Filed under: family life, husbands, pediatric gastroenterology | Tags: eosinophilic esophagitis, housing market, psych beds
I’m embarrassed to see how long, actually. July was the last time I posted…wow! Lots has happened, so I at least feel somewhat in justified in neglecting my blog for so long.
The Husband and I bought a new house. We are enjoying having more space and our own yard. Now, The Husband and The Father-in-Law are fixing up the old house with the hopes of putting it on the market. We’ll see. Given the housing market in our area, my guess is that we’ll be renting it out to some medical students or residents in June.
The D’s medical problems have been an issue. We went up to the Children’s Hospital in the nearby metro area on the 20th so he could have an endoscopy. We may have a diagnosis for him by Wednesday or so. They think he has eosinophilic esophagitis. I asked multiple times for a referral to a pediatric gastroenterologist and was always treated like I was an overprotective mother. Now, it seems he has been taking a medication (ie Prevacid) for 2 1/2 years that was likely doing little to nothing for his problems. Given his issues with asthma, it doesn’t seem like it should have been a big leap to consider eosinophilic esophagitis.
So, I’m a little angry right now. His esophagus was kind of a mess. There was unexpected bleeding during his procedure due to the fact that his esophagus was so inflamed that just the scope touching it caused it to bleed. It has likely been this way for a long time.
So, we’ll get confirmation of the diagnosis and then go from there.
Work has been fine…I need to post a few good quotes…I’ll end with one that came from me today…
“You can be as mad as you want about there not being any open psych beds anywhere in the state, but you need to stop yelling at me.”