Eliza is home from NYH and is back to her old self after her endoscopy. I think waking her up at 6 a.m. was possibly the most traumatic part of her day (it is an ill-kept secret that Eliza is up until 10 p.m. and sleeps until 8:30 a.m.). The staff at NYH are really quite good when it comes to these things. There is a Child Life Therapist in the waiting room to keep the kids entertained and the waiting time was pretty minimal.
The endoscopy revealed a perfectly normal healthy esophagus, stomach and duodenum. The biopsy results will be in on Friday or Monday, although Dr. R. said he would be surprised if there was anything awry there. As a "bonus" the anesthesiologist said her trachea looked great for a kid who was on a vent for two months.
So where does this good news leave us? Who knows. Eliza last ate at 8 p.m. yesterday and has only had one ounce of Resource JFK with oatmeal since she was allowed to eat a few hours ago. She is not acting hungry and is pushing away the bottle and spoon as usual. If the problem is purely behavioral then we'll have to move on to a more intensive feeding therapy. I suspect after seeing Eliza rip out her IV today, which had to hurt, Dr. R. may realize that trying an NG tube is an exercise in futility since I am doubtful there is enough surgical tape on the east coast to keep a feeding tube in Eliza's nose for more than five minutes.