Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Addison Update Part Two

My goofy daughter, Addison, is going through a lot of pain lately. She had an appointment with Childrens Hospital GI Clinic today and met with a resident and an attending doctor. Both were amazing women who I admire. They reinforced our decision that Addison is really in pain. She is not trying to milk it or get out of doing something. We have good friends from Indiana whose husband had something similar to what Addison is suffering from. She had some sort of bacteria that got to her intestines/colon. It caused an "open wound" which feels like pouring salt on a flesh wound each time her bowels move. To heal "normally", it will take 2-3 weeks. Unfortunately, sometimes it does not heal completely and turns into chronic IBS. To say the least, we go back for another physical, blood tests galore, and an endoscopic upper and lower GI scope. She will have to be put under for this procedure so it will be sometime after her physical on 6/9. Crazy, huh?! Just say some prayers for my baby girl that this doesn't turn into chronic IBS. She would have to live with that for the rest of her life!! Boo Hoo!

Time to get some R and R before tomorrow's surgery for Tae. Keep you posted!!!


Kristie said...

I am glad that you got some answers today. I thought about calling you this evening, but figured that you had had a big day. Let me know if there is something that I can do. Good luck tomorrow!!!

Vudochki said...

I'm sorry she's in pain, but I'm so happy to know that the doctors are figuring things out and hopefully her pain will calm down here soon! She'll be in our prayers!