Was it worth it?
Oh my heavens, was it ever?
My little girl wakes up every morning crying because her tummy hurts. It is awful to not know what to do. I couldn't make the pain go away and after visiting with the doctor, found out that I contributed to some of it by amping up the fiber.
After all, haven't we always heard that fiber helps move things along. In her case, it was moving things along until the blockage and then causing extreme pain because it couldn't get past it. I believe I worded that as to not gross anyone out.
He even grabbed a pen and drew on the examining table paper what we were talking about. It was great for both the 42 year old and the 6 year old. And directions on how to fix it were written out for "Tummy Problem Fixes for Dummies".
I felt the greatest sense of relief. I can deal with exactness. I know how to work within parameters knowing what is to be expected. Whew!
And so tomorrow begins two days of "super cleanse". Imagine all you want because it will be that and more. And just to gross you out because I saved you from it earlier on, "It" needs to be the consistency of pudding for two months in order for the colon to shrink back to it's normal size. He believes we have averted any permanent nerve damage so that is great news.
I am anxious to see if this brings a happier, less grumpy child into our home. NO! We are not adopting! I can imagine how awful I would feel with these stomach problems, let alone in a 6 year old that is in the beginning of her life. She is creating her life "luggage" right now and I don't want it to be filled up with this crap. (pun intended.)
Today we have hope, tomorrow...
Don't you just love the decor in Children's Hospitals?