Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CHOWDA clinic update

Noah had a long day up at Childrens for clinic visits. He was seen by ENT, GI, Pulmonary, and Speech... in other words, CHOWDA (Childrens Hospital Of Wisconsin Digestive and Airway clinic). For ENT he had a scope done to look at his vocal cords. Compared to his last scope done when he was inpatient, his vocal cords have greatly improved and are working great with no gaps! For GI, he received a new g-tube design. Hoping this new design keeps him from leaking so bad. It is also more flush with his belly so it does not stick out so far... MUCH nicer! He is also being started on a new med that triggers the nerves in his stomach to expand the size of his stomach. This is being started to help with the vomiting pattern that he seems to have but also to kick start his appetite. For pulmonary, we discussed his breathing and about his O2 use. She told us that she wants us to wait till June before we start giving him breaks from it during the day. She said that as he gets trunk strength back that his breathing will get better, lessening his need for additional O2. So I am thinking about a year more of him being on oxygen. He will be getting an airway study done within the next 2 to 3 weeks as well as a swallow study for Speech. What a LONG day it was. All in all, it was a good clinical visit.

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