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hello all

my son has been having a lot of problems at tea time swallowing hes foods ....all to do with reflux etc

i told the dr 7 months ago to refer him to a specialist at the childrens hospital and she just would not and gave us rantidine and gaviscon to try

which we have tried and doesnt seem to help

i just wanted a specialist to check him over as he hardly burps and hiccups all the time and he goes all funny when eating and he must be in some pain as he starts lashing out at hes dad

we finally got a referral but its to the ear nose and throat?? is that the right department to check this kind of thing?

any info would be helpfull thankyou all

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Yes absolutly this is the right dept. More than likely they will want to put a camera down to see his throat and how its working. My son had it done. They first looked as far as they could while he was crying, (it sounds harsh, but of they are crying they can see if the throat is working as it should be) Then when his problem didnt go away they gave him an anesethtic and looked while he was asleep. It was a day case and not a problem. They were really good. We got answers (or lack of them) straight away.
I will warn you though, they are surgeons so if there is nothing they can operate on you'll be referred back to the paed. But in my opinion, the less surgery the better and the less problems the better and the specialist will have seen him and you'll have peace of mind his throat is working correctly. Smile
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(07-31-2011, 03:30 PM)MariaH Wrote: Yes absolutly this is the right dept. More than likely they will want to put a camera down to see his throat and how its working. My son had it done. They first looked as far as they could while he was crying, (it sounds harsh, but of they are crying they can see if the throat is working as it should be) Then when his problem didnt go away they gave him an anesethtic and looked while he was asleep. It was a day case and not a problem. They were really good. We got answers (or lack of them) straight away.
I will warn you though, they are surgeons so if there is nothing they can operate on you'll be referred back to the paed. But in my opinion, the less surgery the better and the less problems the better and the specialist will have seen him and you'll have peace of mind his throat is working correctly. Smile

omg !!! i dont like the sound of that ? camera down hes throat Sad((

i know a adult who had it done and its damaged her throat she has persistant problems !! oh great what have i done ........
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They may not!!! Please don't panic and they won't do anything unless you agree to it. They ask you every step of the way what is and isn't ok with you. If they don't ask, speak out about your concerns. HOWEVER my son has done it and has come out the other side without any problems at all. They are specialist paediatric consultants and they know what they are doing, but if you are unsure and you want to say no then do that, the referal is just so you can talk your concerns through.


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