Tuesday, February 16, 2010

G-tube Update

Froggy had her follow-up appointment with the GI doc today.

Here's what we know:

Weight: 32.4 pounds (the little stinker gained a pound - Murphy's law).

Froggy had two scans last week. One showed her upper GI, the other showed how her stomach empties.

Both results were mostly normal. The tests showed some thickening in her gastric folds - which is common for CFer's. Her gastric emptying was also mildly slow. Neither of these facts seemed to bother the GI doc, and they are going to schedule the surgery in the next few weeks. First we have to get approval through our insurance. I get warm fuzzies just thinking about the red tape!

March 3rd, we'll do an ultrasound on Froggy's liver, since her levels were a bit high.

At some point we'll have a meeting with the Anesthesiologist, another meeting with our Nutritionist, and today they ran blood work to check Froggy's coagulation, vitamin levels, and liver enzymes.

Froggy was a champ, but then at the park was very rude to a little girl who was apparently taking too much time on the slide and called her 'nasty.' Oh dear.


The DutchMac Tribe said...

Glad to hear most of her test results were relatively normal. We like normal!

Froggy also sounds very normal in the usual preschooler traits of making liars out of parents (weight gain) and struggling her way through playground politics (cat-fight on the slide). It's nice for moms to hear their kids aren't the only ones going through those personality-developing issues! :-)

Best of luck with hospital and insurance company stuff in the upcoming weeks. xoxoxoxoox

Lydia Russell said...

Lol! That's too funny. She is such a character.

Is it just me or does it seem like things just keep getting more and more complicated? Sheesh.

Hua said...

I'm glad to hear that everything with Froggy is going well and that she was a champ throughout it all.

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