As many of you are aware of Jaocb has allergies-to everything. Well we went back for a retest after six months of NO: Wheat, Soy, Eggs, Nuts, Milk, and Fish and found that he only cane back positive for nuts and soy. I know to you this doesn't sound like much but to us it was wonderful news. Jacob's GI doctor wanted to then do another scope to see what changes, if any had been made to his esophagus. This time she scheduled the procedure as a surgery at the hospital. So on the 16th (ya I know it's been a few days) Jacob and I went to the hosptial so Jacob could have "surgery." He was so much more nervous this time. Probably because he knew what was coming this time. He was scheduled as the second patient of the day for our GI doc but when the first patient didn't show we got to go in. There wasn't the usual hurry and wait like always. The surgery prep nurse was so sweet and was telling us that she had been having issues for two years before she had been diagnosed with the very same thing Jacob has. Since we were bumped up I didn't get any pictures before surgery so here are a few from after surgery was over.
When surgery was over the doctor came out and didn't know what to say. Jacob had no stomach ulcers no nodules on his esphagus and all his throat and stomach looked like normal healthy tissue. Eosiniphilicesphagitis (EE) is a new diagnoses and not only is there not a set treatment plan there is also no cure. Yet Jacob doesn't have anything. I have to say that just before we went back to the doctors Cobly had given Jacob a blessing and told him that he would be able to eat whatever he wanted. I have been thinking about how EE was going to effect his life. How would Jr High and High school be when he can't eat what everyone else is eating. He cann't go to birthday parties or resturants without having to bring special food. You know kids, that would become something he would get teased about. I have also been thinking that with Jake's allergies as serious as they are he would never be able to serve a mission. A few months ago we had gone out of town and when we ran out off food for Jacob we had to travel 25 miles to a store that sold food Jacob could eat. How would he be able to be a missionary with food issues like that. Now I know this wont be a problem we have to face. I am so grateful for priesthood blessings and for the atonement. I am grateful to have a husband who honors that priesthood and could give our son such a life changing blessing. Below you will find some of the images from surgey. If you get creeped out at things like this don't look. They are pictures of Jakes esphagus and stomach taken with the camera during surgery.