Friday, June 20, 2008

The scoop on the poop

After Froggy's x-ray, we learned she's backed up big time and impacted in her upper GI.

We did blood work to check electrolytes. If they were in any way abnormal, we would be admitted for at least two days. After being admitted, they would basically give her an IV laxative. It's through the nose, and lasts for four hours at a time. And they were pretty sure we'd need to do it a couple times....

Fortunately, her electrolytes were normal! She dropped a little in weight, but that's understandable. So they sent us home to really work on some big poos!

For now, we're pushing liquids, and giving her an all-white diet. White bread, white pasta, and no milk, no multi-grain anything. Tons of pedialyte, gatorade and nasty supplements. It will be a tough weekend.

Tuesday we have another appointment at Children's Hospital for more blood work and x-rays. If she's not cleared out by then, we'll be admitted.

So think POOP! Really concentrate on LOTS AND LOTS OF POOOOOOOO! Instead of a rain dance, we'll do a dookee dance, screaming "Goooooo Lax-a-tives!"

6 comments:

Casey said...

We'll be doing the poop chant for you! The kids will love a reason toi scream out "POOP POOP POOP!" a few hundred times. :)

Meeps said...

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Anonymous said...

hang in there...thinking of you!! jcn

sixtytwodays said...

Awwww. Poor Froggy. This is one aspect of CF that we haven't had to experience yet. I'm glad the electrolytes were normal and you don't have to be stuck in the hospital, but, MAN! That's going to be tought on her little tummy, getting all the poop out.

I'll send you guys good thoughts all weekend.

Tami

Beverly said...

I hope everything comes out all right.

Ratatosk said...

Good luck with the pooping. We've done many a celebratory poo dance in our house. Liza from the CF board