Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Dr. Doodie says... (test results)

Well last monday we made it to the gastroenterologist. The visit went really well, but we really didn't have many answers until yesterday. The Dr. said he really thought it was just a holding problem(meaning William really does have super human butt cheeks and just wont let his poopoo come out), but to make sure there were no underlying issues we did have to go through one test to rule out Hirsprungs disease. So Wednesday morning we headed to Driscol hospital for xrays. William took a few xrays and then we moved on to the tougher part.... the Barium enema. Anyways, after all was said and done William cried and Mommy cried. So after that was all over the really hard part came. William was supposed to go potty... like number 2... like the thing he can hold for 2 weeks at a time. So of course he didn't go, and they sent us to go have lunch and see if he filled his tummy a little more if it would go ahead and prompt a BM, and once again, of course he didn't go. So they sent us home to come back the next day. We did and took 2 more xrays and then the tests were done. It is so hard watching your baby go through something like that, especially when they understand just enough to be scared to death.
Yesterday the Dr. finally confirmed for sure that the tests were normal, and the route to take is to up his intake of laxative, and try to take him from cow milk to soy milk. This is not going well! No matter how much I dilute the soy milk, William will bring me his cup and say, "mommy this is not good milk." There have been some other options brought to my attention that I will definatly be looking into and checking with the dr.

So in the end although we didn't get a fixall cure, we do know that William's body is functioning as it should (Thank you LORD), and we can now address the problem at hand. It will be a process, but I feel like we are finally taking a step toward progress

Thank you all for your concerns and prayers. Our family is so blessed to have such a wonderful support group.

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear the good news. I know that must be hard to see him go through those tests. I hope you guys can figure out some way to keep him regular!