Sunday, January 1, 2006

A Niss-a-what?

At the same time as the sleep study, Emma's reflux problems kind of came to a head. It started when she was a baby, and they wanted to wait for six months to see if she would outgrow it. She didn't (surprise...), so the next step was medication, which she was on for a while. In spite of the medication, she was still having problems, so they did an upper GI test and a biopsy of her esophagus. These tests helped determine that she needed to have surgery to help reduce the acid, because the medication wasn't doing enough. This surgery is called a Nissen Fundoplication (a big fancy name that means surgery to stop reflux, it also means you can't throw up your cookies anymore).

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