Monday, September 21, 2015

Greyson's Swallow Study


    This morning we woke up early and headed to Jacksonville for a Swallow Study for Greyson.  Well actually, we woke up late, but we made it there on time, by God's grace! 

     Greyson wasn't allowed to eat anything 6 hours before this study so we fed him in the wee hours of the night and then held and played with him while we waited for his Swallow Study. I went back with him fed him the sippy full of 'chalk tasting liquid' for the study.  They took X-ray pictures of his stomach and esophagus while he drank it and after it had time to leave his stomach.  After the study, we went to lunch and then headed to the Kid's Walk to kill some time before his GI and Nutrition appointment.  The boys loved the view of the trucks and had a blast playing up there. 

     At his GI/Nutrition appointment we discussed his diet and how to pack more calories in. The results from the Swallow Study were normal and so for now we are just going to continue his high calorie diet. We will see the GI in November again and if Greyson hasn't gained weight by that appointment then we will talk about the next steps for a G-Tube (tests and so forth). Please keep us all in your prayers!  At this point we just want Grey to gain weight and if he needs a g-tube to accomplish that, then that is what we will do but do pray that he will be able to put on weight on his own! 

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