Monday, February 1, 2010

Maggie's GI Appointment

I am writing today for a few reasons. First to let you know that Maggie had her second appointment with the pediatric GI specialist today. We went in feeling good about the appointment. Maggie has been eating well and is happy most of the time now. We didn't have any big reasons to be concerned, and we were hopeful that the doctor would say we could take Maggie off of her acid reflux medicine. After checking her weight we found out that she has only gained a pound in the last two months, which drops her into the 10th percentile in weight for her age. He said that it could just be a result of all of her spitting up, but that he wanted us to get her tested for Cystic Fibrosis.

Now on to my second reason for blogging today. After the doctor told us that we should have her tested I was a little worried but didn't know what Cystic Fibrosis was. I didn't think much of it. After coming home and looking into it, I'm a bit more worried. Please, please, please say a prayer for Maggie and for us. All of the things I have read thus far say that those with the disease have an average lifespan of 37 years. I really don't feel like she has all of the symptoms, but I am worried just the same. Her test is on Thursday. Please pray that God will give us strength and that Maggie is okay.

4 comments:

  1. Janelle, we're praying for Maggie's tests to come back clear and for peace for you and Bob.

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  2. We're praying too! And I don't have to work Thursday so i'd be happy to help out with any thing I can (including watching Ben). Let me know!
    Love you all!

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  3. PRAYING! Praying for peace and patience along the way. Clear answers and quick test results.

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