Monday, March 21, 2011

GI Update

I talked to the GI specialist again this morning to update her on how Caleb's appetite medicines are working out. I told her about how he's been vomiting extremely large amounts at least twice a week and how he got sick and lost four ounces. MmmHmm.

She said it's time to do a scope.

It'll happen next week. He'll be put to sleep. It'll only take 30 minutes to do the actual scope, but we'll be at the hospital for three hours. It's at 2:30 PM and he can't eat food or milk past midnight. That might not be fun.

She'll be able to tell if he has an infection, damage from reflux, a bowel obstruction or a bowel abnormality, and she'll check his enzymes so we'll know if he's ok to have dairy. I think she said that we'll know more things, too, but I can't remember them all.

Believe it or not, even with Caleb's extreme prematurity, this will be his biggest procedure so far. If I wasn't so excited to find out what's wrong (or at least know that a lot of things aren't wrong), I'd be scared.


Cortney Scott said...

Good luck! I hope they can figure out what's going on. I just hope he does okay without eating. you guys will be in my prayers!!

Niki said...

I'm excited for you too! I'm surprised he digested everything fine in the NICU. Millie didn't, so she had to go through this only to not figure anything out while in the NICU. If teeny preemies recover quickly, Caleb will be just fine. Can't wait to hear the results!