Friday, July 20, 2012

Surgery Day is Coming

After a year long battle with my daughter's illness we finally have an answer! She has been complaining of abdominal pain for the last year and has hardly been eating. She has been nauseous every time she eats. She only weighs 41 lbs at nearly 7 years old. She used to be a really good eater.

Our family doctor is awesome! He sent her off for an ultrasound which showed her gall bladder was abnormal. The walls were thickened, a sign of repeated infection, and there were many separations in it which isn't normal. We were sent to a specialist that performed and endoscopy and found she has been having reflux when she eats. That doctor was just treating the acid and not doing anything for the gall bladder.

We had had enough and sought out a pediatric surgeon. We know from previous experience, the only place to go here in WI is Childrens' Hospital where we found Dr. Densmore. Last week she had a Hida scan and another ultrasound. They both confirmed that her gall bladder is not working. The surgery is scheduled for next week Wednesday. I feel relieved. Someone is listening to us! It is so frustrating when you know something is wrong with your child and no one will do anything to help. She cried a bit when I told her but I told her how much better she will feel. Please keep my daughter in your prayers.

The moral of this story is don't be afraid to ask questions and when you don't get answers, seek a second opinion!

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