Wednesday, May 18, 2011

a quick update

It is not our intent to make this 'the-blog-about-Keandre's-health-issues'.  But I do want to quickly update on how he's doing, since many of you are praying and checking in regularly.  Then we'll move on to other things. :)

I just got off the phone with Keandre's GI doctor.  He called after hours, and was in no rush to get off the phone, so I was able to ask him lots of questions.  (What a blessing!)  After much research, prayer, talking with a few moms of EGID kids (we all know they are the real experts!), and this conversation with his doctor tonight, we have decided on our treatment approach until our next endoscopy.

1.  Avoid all foods Keandre appears to be allergic to. 
2.  Continue the supplements we feel are important for his overall health: vitamin D, flax seed oil (Omega-3s, etc.), a good quality multi-vitamin, lots of probiotics, digestive enzymes w/ every meal, kombucha tea (probiotics, enzymes, etc.), a homeopathic remedy, and slippery elm (for his esophagus). 
3.  Feed him good quality organic foods, grass-fed beef, and bone broth soups.  
4.  This week we will add in a high dose of Prevacid (30 mg.) in preparation for his next endoscopy, and drop the Zantac.  (Regular endoscopies after 6 - 8 weeks of Prevacid are the ONLY way to see if treatment has been effective.) 

Thank you for your continued support and prayers. :)


Rachel said...

It sounds like a fantastic plan! Praying for you, Keandre! Sending you all our love.

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Denise said...

So glad you have a good GI doctor and have been in touch with other EGID moms! I'll keep praying!

Jamie said...

What a blessing to get to talk to the doc like that. Your plan of action sounds awesome! you will be in our prayers!

Britany said...

Glad you are able to make a "game plan."

Owen is also on Zantac and Prevacid, but I am sure in MUCH smaller doses :).

Praying for your little guy!

Annie said...

Your love for Keandre shines through the time and effort you put into bringing him healing and health. You're an amazing mama to that rambunctious kiddo! :)

Nichole said...

to have a supportive GI - a fantastic thing! I dont see a way to find an email for you on here, so sorry for the rather out of the ordinary comment. I know of another EGID mom I could connect you with if interested. Our GI never ruled out EE conditions for Ellie. He said her biopsy was inconclusive and I often wonder...Also, watch those meds for trigger ingredients. Get as many compounded as you can (IMHO). some of the reflux meds are the worst for soy, corn, dairy, etc ingredients.

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