Hi there I am new here! I hope that some of you experts can help me out with a question.
My son is almost 4 and is having an MRI next month to check for Chron's disease. He was initially sent to a GI at 1 year because an abdo ultrasound showed a large illium, but a follow up ultrasound (done by someone different) was shown to be normal. Eventually he was treated for severe reflux, with prilosec/losec 30mg a day.
He is still on this dose of losec, we try to decrease it/eliminate it and he goes downhill fast. At the moment they are thinking that the losec could be acting as an anti inflammatory (don't even know if that is possible?) and that he could have Chron's disease.
So my questions are... could the losec be helping him if he does have Chron's and while on it, he doesn't have any severe symptoms?
If this is so, then should he be off the losec for the MRI or won't it matter?
If you have a little one with Chron's what symptoms are/were the biggest ones for you?
I am sorry if this is confusing, but my poor son has been tested here there and everywhere and I don't want to have another test done for them to rule it out because of something like a medicine.
Rachel (mum to Parker)
Sorry just adding that he has clubbed fingers and respiratory problems have been ruled out. His poos are generally normal, but since potty training, he is having accidents a lot (with poos only) and I don't know if that is a training thing or a 'I am scared of poop' thing. He sometimes says it just comes out, but it is never runny.