My son is 26 and has lots of medical issues. Severe Cerebral palsy, Hydrocephalus, Severe sleep apnea and now GERD!
He had a check up in February and a blood count of 12. He was off colour and we couldn't work out what was wrong. By May I admitted him to hospital as he couldn't speak clearly was chocking on food had a cough for months a lump in his throat when he swallowed and was very drowsy. They did a blood count and it was only 6, no wonder he was so ill! They did blood transfussions and an endoscopy which showed esophagitis.
He was given Nexium one 40mg tablet a day and ferrous sulphate (iron tablets) 200mg three times a day.
We have changed his diet, meal times and portion sizes too.
But for the past two days he has had his symptoms return ; belching, odd taste in his mouth and some chest pains.
The Dr's want to reduce the Nexium to 20mg a day next week.
I don't know what to do, should I be worried? Or do we just need to work out some different medications or doses?
Please any advice would be grately appreciated.