It’s about 18 months since we started our journey into Aaron’s guts. We still have no idea what’s really going on in there. We know he’s got eosinophils in his esophagus. We don’t know exactly why. Could be from the GERD. Could be from something else. My bet is it’s a bit of both. His diet is so limited, and we’ve already gone gluten free with what seemed like good results at first, but no noticeable results long term, so an elimination diet isn’t really an option at this point. Since Aaron is growing and thriving, we’re going to watch for any complications of the eosinophillic esophagitis and go back in three months. Repeat absorption testing, and call if there’s any changes in his condition. We’ll also talk about another scope after the testing to check on the eosinophils.
I’ll also be calling the allergist. I know it’s almost time for a check up for Aaron’s asthma, but I think we need to repeat allergy testing. I know five seems to be the magic age with the tests, and he’ll be 5 in just about a month. Given family history, and physical symptoms, the child has to be allergic to more than dust mites. At Aaron’s ENT appointment to check his adenoids, his nose was so swollen inside they couldn’t get a scope in to see the adenoids. We had to go get an x-ray. The adenoids and tonsils are fine. It’s the turbinates that are so swollen and causing Aaron’s breathing problems, and to me indicates an allergy we’re missing.
All of these symptoms have been occurring in him since infancy. I won’t feel as if there is any progress or not towards an answer until we see the allergist again and have the results of that visit.