Caysen had his MRI, shunt series x-ray, and upper GI study over the past few weeks so I thought I'd post a quick update on the results.
The MRI and shunt series showed that his shunt appears to be working properly, PTL! I'm glad we had it done because it gives us a base-line just in case anything happens in the future. It also gave us a better idea of what area(s) of the brain were most affected by his brain bleed and what we should expect moving forward.
The upper GI study showed reflux, so that's our diagnosis. We already had him on one reflux medicine previously and it didn't seem to help, so we are going to try a different (and much
more expensive) kind to see if it does the trick.
We also have an appointment with a neurologist in a couple of weeks so we can go over everything in detail.
I'm still suspicious of one thing and I plan to mention it to the neurologist as well as his pediatrician. Every time we come home after being out of town, Caysen has a major set-back as far as the vomiting goes. At first, I thought it was just coincidence, but it has happened four times since our trip to Baltimore in November. We just got back from another trip to Ft. Collins yesterday, and he's back to being Mr. Pukester once again :(
So, we got some answers; but we're still working on getting Caysen to keep his food down and gain some weight. Maybe just maybe, we're getting closer.