Thanks for all the input. Yes, John is on prevacid, however, he was only put on this about 1 month ago when we took him to the pediatrician, and he said he should be taking this with the long term use of Steroids. I do try to get him to eat first, and then take the prednisone, but we have about a 30 minutes window in the morning before the bus comes, so they normally are happening simultaneously.
Tina - Dr.Leschner never mentioned to us that he should be taking prevacid, but I knew you gave Mark Zantac. John still can not swallow a pill, so everything is chewable or liquid. Adding one more thing to his medicine regime has been challenging too.
I will check his stool, as the Gastro wants stool samples anyway, and I just have not been here when he has had a bowel movement lately.
The boy I was referring to in Wales died of a peptic ulcer at the age of 7
Again, thanks for the input.