Wednesday, July 22, 2009

GI Study

So I've been waiting patiently, he he (NOT).. for this GI test to get here.

On Monday we went and had the lovely barium sqwoohed through the g port of lil man's toobie and we watched the fluoroscopic magic.

Guess what the doctor told us???

Nothing! Yeah, major letdown.

Well, not completely. She did say that she didn't see any major blockage, but I wasn't expecting one.

He's still tolerating his J feeds, and he's pooping, so things can't be totally blocked.

Still, it's not normal to unexpectedly start backing up bile like he has been.

Like I told the doc, one day he puts out maybe 200cc the whole day, then the next day it's 200cc an hour!

Not really normal, right? She didn't think so either.

So.. We fluoroscoped and we x rayed and we giggled and flirted with the nurses. Ok, he flirted.

Doctor B. should have the results soon.

The whole thing was pretty anticlimactic really but I'm glad it's over.

We'll see what happens next. As for now he's working hard on chunkin up.

His stoma looks half way decent now which is a MAJOR improvement over the last several months, and we're just trying to enjoy the lull in the action.

Barring anything earth shattering Dr.B wants to continue our current course of action for another 60 days then we'll reevaluate.

Ultimately he wants to get back to regular g tube feeds and lose the J, which is fine with me.

He can't rule out the possibility of a site revision in the future, but we'll cross that bridge when we have to.

1 comment:

  1. Great that no surgery anytime soon. Hopefully you'll be able to get back to g-tube feeds. I guess anticlimatic is better than bad news, right?