Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Doctor, Doctor...give me the news...

 We finally got into the specialist after only 2 months of anticipation.

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?


wamfam said...

Would you mind sharing your email w/ me? I would love to chat about the tummy problems and how you got into see a specialist. Abby's tummy hurts in the morning and night and after she eats.

So glad you posted:)

Shannon said...

Congrats on getting to the root of things. I will be praying - for both of you! :)

Tamaratravel said...

I would love for someone to draw a diagram of how to fix my health issues..Hopefully the cleansing works and she can get back to a normal life, pain free..

Anonymous said...

Miss Boo I hope you get well soon. I want my happy excited little girl back.
-Mr Finn

thehallebunch2 said...

That is great news to find out what is causing Miss Rosie pain...here is to happy recovery!!