Wednesday, October 13, 2010

31 for 21, Day 13

Today is a big day for Nathaniel. I know many of you have kept up with our posts regarding his possible diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease. (You can read them here and here.)

This has been a very long, very frustrating process. In a nutshell, Nate doesn't poop. Not on his own anyway. I'll spare you the specifics but suffice it to say, it takes a great deal of help for him to be able to have a bowel movement. He has had several tests done....barium enema, rectal biopsies, rectal pressure test, etc. The gastroenterologist has been back and forth about whether or not it is Hirschsprung's disease. I think he's been hesitant to make the final diagnoses because of what that will mean for Nathaniel.

After the last test, (rectal pressure,) the doctor has decided that it is time to consult the surgery team. We are meeting with our favorite surgeon today, along with the GI team.

I am nervous but hopeful. Hopeful that we will get a diagnosis. Hopeful that we will get a plan. Hopeful that it will be something that will most benefit Nate.

Please keep us in your prayers.....I'll update later today.

1 comment:

Whitney said...

I hope all is going well today with Nate!

I stumbled upon this today- thought you would appreciate it!