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No pre-cancerous changes in the duodenum or stomach (as we'd seen in times past). Not so good news is the esophagistis in his esophagus, but since it was so visible on the scope no surprise and thus the back to double the adult dose of Prevacid as was expected. Any of you out there who need Prevacid and pay out the ass for it or can't afford it at all, the patent should be running out soon and a generic will be available.

Since we switched insurance companies it will have to denied and then approved since the dose is so high, but him being a kid it should be no problem. So w00t! And we can do mail order and only pay $50 for 180 caps and when it goes generic it should be much less.

There was a lab error with his bloodwork (I translate this to mean they lost or dropped the vials), but we're not redoing it right away since he just had the complete workup in June.

Hopefully once he's had the Prevacid in him for a couple of months he'll put on at least the 6 pounds he lost recently and maybe some more to get him back up to a decent percentile.

And he appears to have learned his lesson en ré the necessity of his meds which is a good thing and still in some ways sad since he is just 17 and his memory doesn't go back to before age 3 to remember not being on meds. BUT - all in all - good news day. I saw the worry leave his body after I told him the results. :-)


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Dec. 30th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
Glad the news is mostly positive! And yay on the 'getting the message'...it surely must be a difficult one for the young and chronically affected of the world. Glad he is relieved with the news, too.
Dec. 30th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
Yep! He was still on the Zantac so that definitely helped minimze the damage. Yippee!!
Dec. 30th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
Awesome news!!
Dec. 30th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
Yes! :-)
Dec. 30th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)

As someone with lifelong and chronic gastric issues, I can emphathize - and I can also celebrate this good news!
Dec. 30th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
Yes indeedy. :-)
Dec. 30th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
Good news!
Dec. 30th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
*G* <---- see the grin? :-)
Dec. 30th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
Yay for good news! :)

Dec. 30th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
I concur. :-)
Dec. 31st, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
Glad it's good news but am not clued in, is this your grandson you're talking about?
Dec. 31st, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
OMGs! How OLDE you just made me. HAHAHAHAHAHA! My son. The recent post is here: http://pjvj.livejournal.com/219761.html
Dec. 31st, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
LOL sorry for some reason my brain skipped the 17-yr-old part and focused on the 3-yr-old bit!

Drugs = good. Generic drugs = better!
Dec. 31st, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
hahahahahha! And now you made me younger! w00t!

My grandson is 9.

Good drugs=even better yet. ;-)
Dec. 31st, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
What an enormous relief. And I'm so sorry he had to learn this lesson in such a rough manner.
Dec. 31st, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you. He is of my loins and thus cursed - learning the hard way is a burden I carried for many years. I am able to learn some things the easy way now. I hope in the future he will gain that ability, also.
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