I'm writing to ask advice about my grandson who has just turned 2 years old and has had gut issues his entire life. Here is his background, its quite long because the poor thing has had so many health issues in his short life.
At 2 months of age he was diagnosed with silent reflux and put onto Losec suspension which controlled his symptoms. Once my daughter started him on foods he never tolerated any fruits, beef, dairy, soy and a few other foods such as eggs. By 10 months of age he was on a formula called Allerpro and could eat chicken breast, sweet potato, pumpkin, salmon and carrot. At 10 months of age when his health deteriorated he was diagnosed with a huge cancerous tumour called a Rhabdomyosarcoma which was attached to his rectal wall near his prostate in his pelvis. He's been through a year of chemotherapy, surgery to remove the tumour and brachy therapy radiation at the tumour site. He's now been in remission since April!
However a couple of months into his treatment he began getting severe abdominal pain, gas, mucousy poos, green diarrohea, night wakes. Our allergist suggested a change in formula to an elemental one called Neocate Gold and to take him off all foods which is what my daughter did. After his oncologist did a stool test it was found that he had c diff. He has had 5 doses of Flagyl and 2 doses of Vancomycin and the c diff is still there. This was all going on while he was still having chemo.
He's recently just had an endoscopy and a sigmoidoscopy and I want to post his results to see if you have any advice on what could be going on with him? I have ulcerative colitis so the concern is that he is showing early signs?? Particularly in his finding of "granular mucosa"?? He has always had gut pain and issues but the cancer/chemo/c diff had made it much worse to the point now to where he still can't tolerate any foods besides his formula.
Any advice on what could be going on would be appreciated.