would appreciate some advice please?
My 14 year old son had severe GORD from birth, meds failed so he had a Nissen at 1 year old (he was only the second 6kg baby in Australasia to have it done with a laparoscope)
nyway, he had a gastrostomy til 4 as he still wouldn't eat.. overnight something clicked and he started eating..
fast forward 10 years..
he's still small (bone age puts him a few years behind chronological) and has Aspergers. He has also been having trouble with swallowing... and here is what I need advice on please.. He can barely even swallow water now without pain in the middle of his chest. poor kid and his anxiety is sky high over it (an aspergian trait). Our gp has referred him for a gastroscope because he thinks perhaps the Nissen may have tightened? Is this a possibility this many years down the track? and is a scope the best way to diagnose this?
If he needs it redone (the gp said they do 180 degree wraps now instead?) he would have to go down to a paed surgeon in Brisbane (we live in Cairns at the top of Australia - a 48+ hour drive/2+ hour flight).
I would like to minimise the anxiety for him so the less tests the better..
Post Edited (Leebie3) : 5/17/2012 11:46:40 PM (GMT-6)