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Gracie's GI Appointment

Today we went in for Gracie's GI appointment. She has been complaining a lot lately about stomach pain so we decided it was time to get her in. The doc seems to think she might have this thing (can't remember the medical term) where she has an allergy to something she is eating but there are no external symptoms. The irritation lives solely in the stomach and intestines. So they are going to "piggy-back" an endoscopy onto her surgery for tubes and adenoidectomy. This means instead of doing the procedure in the outpatient center we will need to go to the main hospital. Not a big deal just more traveling. We are hoping this might mean a closer surgery date so we can get the tubes in before summer comes.

On a sad note we found out today that our GI doc (who Gracie has seen since she was a baby and we adore) is leaving Philadelphia in July. We will be very sad to see him go. : (

2 comments:

Anonymous 9:48 AM  

Hey Kris! We were having the same problem w/Abby and the belly pain. After some research and trial and error we found the problem. Does she drink regular milk? Abby was having problems breaking down the hormones that are given to cows and that was causing her belly pain and some underarm odor. We switched her to organic milk and all the problems went away. Hope this helps!!

Amy

Kristen 1:46 PM  

Hey Amy - That's the weird thing with Grace. She doesn't drink cows milk. That was what the doctor first thought but with Abby's dietary restrictions (we all adhere to them) she doesn't eat or drink cows milk, eggs, preservatives, food coloring, and a few other things. My greatest fear is that it will be gluten, wheat or soy. Then we would really be screwed. :D

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