So, the stress of the past few days was pretty useless. Isn't that always how it goes? The hubs had his upper endoscopy procedure this morning. According to everything I understand, he did very well with the prep and the actual tests.
After the procedure, the doctor reviewed the pictures from the endoscopy. Basically, the hubs has a slightly irregular Z-line (tissue sent for biopsy), hiatal hernia, and gastritis (also sent for biopsy). So what does all of that mean? If I understood the doctor correctly - the hubs has pretty annoying acid reflux (along with a significant amount of the population). The irregular Z-line was likely caused by not treating the reflux as soon as it was noticed, but it is no reason for concern.
Dr. O'Loughlin prescribed the hubs a reflux medication, instructed him to follow an anti reflux regimen/diet, and come back for a follow-up in a few weeks. Jason and I both asked questions about what the results really mean, should we be concerned, etc. Dr. O'Loughlin assured us that these issues were relatively insignificant and could be corrected with behavior/diet modification.
As far as the call from the nurse the other day, well that is another story. The nurse either misread/misinterpreted what she was supposed to tell the hubs or it was all lost in translation with him. She should have told J that he had a couple very small kidney stones (no reason for further consultation at this point, a couple very small gallstones (again, no need for concern right now), and a couple fatty deposits in his liver. No one will ever know what she really told him because I am sure he went immediately to the worst case scenario. Dr. O'Loughlin said that he does have some fatty deposits on his liver, not fatty liver/fatty liver disease/non-alcoholic cirrhosis. He said that the deposits are normal for most people and that it isn't anything to be concerned about unless he has inflammation in his liver and/or his liver function tests come back funky (neither of which apply).
So, at this point, the biggest/best thing we can do is reduce trigger/reflux inducing food from our diet. Considering that the list from the doctor has a lot of foods on it that the hubs loves, this should be interesting. I am going to do my best to encourage him to eat things that don't cause him issues, but I have a feeling he is going to be stubborn about it. Of course, I will also be telling him that I don't want to hear him complain if he is going to choose to eat foods he shouldn't be eating.