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. :)
2 years ago