Thursday, August 23, 2007

Medical stuff

Well, Piper does have parasites. She has a double whammy, giardia, and some other one I can't remember. And now the boys are being checked because they have had major bathroom issues for a few days now. The only way these can be transferred to them, is a fecal-oral thing. Well, I wash my hands after changing her diaper, and I don't have it, so it came down to one culprit...the Diaper Champ. Someone is always flipping it back and forth or leaning on it or something disgusting like that. So it is gone. All dirty diapers go outside to the trash there. It is a headache, but this parasite thing and stool-sampling fun is waaaayy more of a headache. I have one boy done, and another sample to go...it never ends!

On a scarier note, they ordered an ultrasound on Piper's liver for first thing tomorrow morning at Dell's new children's hospital in Austin. The words "childrens' hospital" scares me to death. Not one good picture comes to mind. She also has been scheduled an appointment with a GI doctor in a few weeks, too. I think they specialize in liver stuff. She also has to have more blood drawn next week. I really hope that her blood levels are all parasite related. Any other option is not good. It is really frustrating that everything takes so much time. Waiting on results, labwork, appointments that seem so far out. Patience is a virtue that I have never really achieved.

3 comments:

Emily and Moody said...

Sorry to read about parasites and ultrasounds! Praying for you.

HeidiD in CT said...

All I can say is hang in there. I'm sure Piper will be fine. Even if there are further tests, or other medical issues on the horizon, you will be AMAZED at how quickly kids bounce back. Our middle child, Katie, was diagnosed with congenital scoliosis at her 3 year well visit. SHe had major spine surgery last September at Boston Children's (removed a vertebrae, fused 2 others together, etc). She was sedated in ICU for 2 days and recovering in the hospital for 3 additional nights. Yes, it was a nightmare for us during that time, but she did not need ONE DROP of pain medication from day 4 on and has little to no memories of the whole ordeal. I don't mean to scare you in any way, but just want to assure you that the combination of modern medical miracles and unbelievably resilient kids make memories of even the scariest times fade quickly. As I said, I'm sure she'll be fine, but just as importantly, you will too - I promise!! We'll be praying for quick results that all share good news. Don't you just love being an adult?!?!?!?

Jana said...

So, basically, more poop, right!? :) I will say a prayer that God will heal Piper and return her too health!