Monday, October 18, 2010

Long Overdue Update

You know how you get a little behind on something, and so you kind of avoid trying to catch up? Then you wait so long the thought of trying to catch up gets overwhelming? Yeah, that's pretty much what happened here. Sorry! Well that and going back to school has taken over a lot of my time and energy.
So for the most part Lola has been doing well. She had her 2nd Birthday and got to CAKE!! Well, special cake, but none the less cake! We have "setbacks" once and a while but nothing major. They seemed to happen about once every other month or so until recently. Now she is having GI issues more frequently. So tomorrow morning she is scheduled for a full colonoscopy. She has had plenty of endoscopies, and a flexible sigmoidoscopy but her GI feels at this point the full colonoscopy is necessary. He will take biopsies throughout and remove any possible polyps. It's another procedure where I hope they find nothing but then I also hope they find something, you know, an answer. But I would just like it to be a small answer with an easy cure. Not too much to ask for, right? So here we are at breakfast, her last meal. Today will be the hardest part, the prep. No food, clear liquids and then of course the dreaded enima tonight. I just made 4 different flavors of jello for her and I am hoping she will try them this time. Last time she wanted nothing to do with jello.
As usual, thoughts and prayers are appreciated for tomorrows procedure. And I promise to update after. I also wanted to know if any other FPIES children have dealt with Intussusception? They thought Lola may have dealt with this in the past, but I am not sure. Just wondered about a possible link.