Monday, June 15, 2009

Today's GI appointment

We had Reese's GI appointment today. I have to say that I really liked Dr. An and his bedside manner and how he looked at things. First of all, like I have said previously, she looks great. He wasn't concerned about her size, but was concerned with her anemia and size together. He flat out said she should not be anemic at this point and instead of giving her iron supplement to mask the anemia, we need to figure out why she is anemic. Like I said, I really liked him, as I have been asking WHY all along. He ordered a urinalysis today to see if she might be "peeing out" red blood cells which could account for her abnormal blood counts. But, he was pretty confident that her anemia and lack of significant weight gain together are one of two things...1) either she is fine and that is just HER normal, or 2) she may have celiac disease. I contemplated not even putting that on here because I'm afraid my mom will google it and get freaked out. You can research just about any medical condition online and get the scariest of results, so I have yet to do online research and don't plan on it either. 

So our treatment plan is to take her off the iron supplements, leave her on toddler formula, and re-check her blood levels in 2 months. If they are fine, then we know she's fine. If they remain low, then we will perform an endoscopy to check for inflammation in her intestines. So in the meantime, we will take heart in knowing that she is happy and has been in quite the cuddly, yet drama queen-ish kind of mood lately. Baby girl and started throwing some temper tantrums in the grocery store, something that Mason never did and has yet to do. It must be a girl thing and if this is just a glimpse of things to come..."here comes trouble" as Mason says. 

1 comment:

  1. I sure will be praying for you all. I know it's unnerving to have something going on with your baby and you just can't put your finger on it. Ami Phillips husband Tony has celiac, so she will be able to help you alot if that is what it is. Praying for Reese to feel better and know that we love ya!