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lostlady21 July 16th, 2009 07:53 PM

Update on Joey (x-posted)
 
Joey had his first appointment with the pediatric GI doctor today. He has been officially diagnosed with FTT. He is 10 lbs. 6 oz, which is 2 oz. more than his weight check two weeks ago.

Dr. Guna (who is a very nice doctor, btw) ordered blood work and a urine analysis/urine culture. The blood draw was the absolute worst thing I've had to do. Holding Joey down on the table while they took three vials of blood out of his arm--all the while he had tears streaming down his face and crying so hard no sound came out. They had to cath him for the urine sample, which thankfully, didn't seem to bother him much. Thatw as good, since they had to do it twice. The first time they put the cath in, he apparently had just gone to the bathroom, so I had to feed him and they tried again a half hour later.

Medicine: Joey is on a larger dose of Zantac (1 mL three times a day as opposed to .7 mL twice a day). He was taken off of Prevacid and put on Reglan (.5 mL three times a day). Both of these need to be given to him a half hour before feeding. We also need to bump up the rice cereal in his bottle from 1 tablespoon to two with every bottle.

We go for an Upper GI/X-ray next week as well as our follow-up appointment with Dr. Guna on Thursday. Please keep Joey in your prayers this week. The little guy is going to need them. And thanks for all your thoughts and prayers today. They were much appreciated.

*tacii July 16th, 2009 09:02 PM

Re: Update on Joey (x-posted)
 
*hugs* Sorry to hear about the official diagnosis. Lots of thoughts and prayers for the next week as he gets his testing done.

i3ai3ydanny July 16th, 2009 09:51 PM

Re: Update on Joey (x-posted)
 
I remember the first time Danny got blood work done...I think I was more upset than he was and then they had to do it again!!! It is pretty pitiful now though...he just turned two and had bloodwork the other day and he said LOOK MOMMY!!! JUICE!!! It was a good and bad thing...I was glad he wasn't upset but sad because he is used to it at two!

I do hope that your little one grow soon and that you get a few simple answers on what to do to reverse the FTT diagnosis and have cute little chubby cheeks to pinch!!! Thoughts and prayers for you through the next few weeks!!!

lovemyboysandabbey2 July 17th, 2009 01:11 PM

Re: Update on Joey (x-posted)
 
Oh hun, I know exactally how you feel, I am so sorry, it's so hard to see your kids go through all that. Abbey had so much lab work and tests run it was awful. Good luck and I hope you get some answers soon.


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