This has so far been the worst Christmas of my life, I swear!!
It has been almost 5 weeks now, that he hasn't been able to eat solids. He is living on Ensure, tomato soup, pureed potato soup and pudding, when he can get it down. He has dropped 20 lbs and is wearing jean sizes he hasn't worn in probably 8 years or more. Anything with any kind of texture won't go down. I have pureed so much stuff that I think my Oster is finally going to give and he STILL can't eat most of it. It's so depressing
He has so far been to a Dr. 3 times, a Gastroenterologist, 3 times, had a barium swallow, chest xrays, ct scan with and without contrast, endoscopy and had balloon dialation while in there that didn't work worth a flip, manometry to measure the pressure of his throat muscles. The Gastro said that he has a double whammie, not only is his throat muscle not working as they should, but, the sphincter at the end that opens to let food pass into the stomach isn't relaxing, that is why he is choking and only liquids can pass. Now, we're just waiting some more to find out when we get the Heller's Myotomy. He still won't be able to eat like he used to,but, he will be able to eat again!!
Well that's what is going on now. Thanks for the pm's, asking about him.