November 20, 2008

prayers please for my daughter

My 10 yr old daughter has suffered from stomach pain off and on for about 3 yrs. We have seen drs and have gotten a range of reasons from "lady troubles" (at 7 mind you) to constipation to "maybe that is her norm". All the normal lab works always comes back 'normal range' so ERs and drs refused to look into it further.

Well the last few months the pain has been more frequent and is now coming with bloody stoles. We recently switched drs so I was telling the new dr he history. He was quite concerned that our previous dr of 3 yrs had done nothing with this. So he ordered tests and it just happens that she is having the pain and bloody stoles right now so we can hopefully pin point it this time.

We have been to the city everyday this week seeing drs and going to the ER. She has been poked, prodded, scraped and embarrassed. Yesterday she had several rounds of bloodwork and a sweat chloride test. Today we saw the GI specialist and he is ordering a series of tests on Monday.

So this weekend my daughter gets to have a colon cleansing so that come Monday the dr can scope her from the bottom up and the top down and take biopsies as he goes.

We are so ready to know what this is.

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