Scope at unc

Our appointment was Wednesday, August 14th at 8:30am. Because we severely underestimated traffic at that time in the city, we actually arrived at UNC at 9:30am. We phoned ahead to let them know we were coming, just delayed.
When we got there things moved quickly. Gavin didn’t have much time for any rest.
The big standouts between our last scope ( at a different hospital) and this one, made the 130mile drive worth it.
No versed this time! I walked him to the OR and held him while he fell asleep breathing gas. No intubation either! He was out and in PACU in under 20 minutes. I was with him as he woke up and he got to eat as soon as he felt ready.

Dr. Litchman came over and discussed what he saw, deeper furrows, esophagus completely white (opposed to patchy)

Today is now Monday, I expect a call soon with biopsy results. And a date to come back and get things rolling towards a tube.

I am glad that things seem to be moving quickly, Gavin starts school next week for three days, then all the kids resume on Sept. 9th. The 3-6 year olds do staggered start so as not to overwhelm them. Maybe by the 9th we’ll have all of this over with, so we can limit his days out so early in the school year.

Which brings me to my next order of business, IEP writing, planning, and meeting with his school to discuss what a gtube means.

We decided not to do feeds at school and do the gtube so as to not make it completely noticeable to the other kids.
Okay that’s my mini update. Here are some pictures of our trip and if you are on instagram and want more real time info. Please follow me @ allergysupermom

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4 minutes left until NPO, he took advantage.

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Getting ready to go back.

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In the PACU just waking up.

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                       Willow kisses

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reward for doing an awesome job. Diet is opened up to only restrict foods that produce immediate reactions.

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