Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Isaac's test results

We just got back from the radiology. Isaac does have kidney reflux. This means that he'll have to be on antibiotic once-a-day for a year, at which point he'll hopefully have out grown the disorder. The antibiotic will prevent infection because if infection squirts back up into the kidneys, then it can cause kidney damage.

We also learned last night that he had abnormal levels of galactose in his blood. Galactose is a sugar found in milk. This could mean that he does not have the ability to break it down. We've had to switch to soy formula and I've had to stop breast-feeding. He's having more blood tests done to confirm this. Galactocemia shouldn't be confused with lactose intolerance. Intolerance simply means that when a person drinks milk they'll get sick and have diahrea. Galactocemia can lead to death and many other symptoms such as cataracts, speech disorders and learning disabilities if left untreated. We're praying that he doesn't have this because I would really like to be able to nurse him while he's on antibiotic.

Right now I'm praising God for modern technology and ways to treat problems such as these!

Here's more information on galactosemia if you're interested.

1 comment:

Joy Howse said...

You and the entire family have been in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for the update. I will continue to pray that you are able to get answers and that Saac will make a full recovery from it all.