Tuesday, September 30, 2008

In case you were wondering....

This:

and this:

DO NOT MIX!
Quinton has experienced a myriad of random symptoms from extreme colic to mild reflux to painful screams, and "interesting" stools in his 3 months of life and we have been trying to get to the bottom of it. With Corbin's GI history (blood in his stool for 3 months straight and allergies to dairy) along with a mysterious "white matter" seen in Quinton's 20 week gestational ultrasound I demanded that some tests get done on Quinton to see if we couldn't rule some biological factors out. Well, on Friday he had an Upper GI exam where he had to drink some barium while the Radiologist examined his "systems" for any abnormalities. HE HATED IT... to say the least. Yesterday I got a call from Q's pediatrician who informed us of the results of all the labs and GI exam:
1) no acid reflux (makes me so glad I never gave him all those antibiotics and drugs they prescribed for him)
2) he has "a band-like filling defect crossing the anterior aspect of the proximal second portion of the duodenum." Basically he has something obstructing his stomach or small intestine.
So, after a bunch of messages, hours on hold, and phone calls Quinton will be seeing a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Phoenix Children's Hospital tomorrow morning to see what we can do about all this.
My feelings? 1- Relief that we found something and that my "mother's intuition" was correct... there really is something inside of him that is causing the problem (he's not just fussy or sensitive to a nursing diet). 2- Concern that this "thing" could cause other problems or that he may have to undergo surgery to have it corrected. 3- Fear that perhaps its a genetic defect and Corbin may actually have the same thing... we just failed to have the same tests performed on him. 4- Hope that relief is in store for my baby boy! Wish us luck.... we'll keep you informed.

4 comments:

The Thomas' said...

Oh Holly! I'm so sorry you guys have to go through this. But like you said, at least you'll be able to get some answers and hopefully some relief for all of you. Good luck - I'll be praying for you.

Mandy said...

Holly we will be praying for you all! I am so glad that you found something wrong and can get Q some help! What a great Mother to follow the promptings and find out the real reason that he has been so fussy. Keep us posted!

Grandma TeeTee said...

Thank heaven's for "Mother's intuitions". I'm so glad you found a Doctor you can trust and feel he will do everything for the well being of Quinton. "20" more days and counting. Can't wait to see you all!

Christina said...

Oh that is never fun when there is something wrong with your baby :( But It sure must feel nice to finally have some answers to hopefully fix the problem, so he can feel better.