Allie had blood drawn this morning to check the following:
1) Thyroid stimulating hormone
2) Comprehensive metabolic panel
3) CBC with differential
The lab tech just called with the results and everything came back NORMAL! Of course everything came back normal, every test we run on Allie comes back normal. The only abnormal test result we ever got in our 2 years of testing has been the gastric emptying test. It's a relief to get normal results but frustrating because we still don't know anything more than we did yesterday.
We will try the probiotics and see if they help. Dr. Sweet does not want to give Allie anymore antibiotics at this point because she feels it will do more harm than good to her system. So, we are sitting ducks and waiting to see what happens. Praying nothing happens and Allie gets back to normal VERY soon.
After our appointment, we met Matt and Chloe for lunch at Arby's. Allie drank about 2 oz of milk int he van on the way there and once we got there, she only ate 1 bite of a french frie. She was acting completely normal, giggling with sister and of course being loud. All of sudden she coughed and I asked her if she was okay. She starting saying, "no feel good, no feel good". This is when you know she's going to throw up. It was lunch time so Arby's was busy and people were everywhere. I told Matt, quick go ask for a bowl and get extra napkins". I was reaching for anything to catch vomit and all I could think of was the tray. Within seconds, Allie started gagging and vomiting. Poor Allie was struggling to get anything up - keep in mind she only had a little bit to drink about 15 minutes before this. Everyone was watching us and I was very uncomfortable. I of course caught the vomit like a pro and kept her face clean and just talked her through it like normal. I can only imagine what everyone was thinking - it was a very awkward situation and we were smack dab in the middle. Let's just say that as soon as she was done vomiting, we packed up and high tailed it out of there. Pretty sure I won't show my face in there for a while. Poor Allie - I'm just so thankful she is too young to understand that everyone was watching her and wondering why she was throwing up and in such large amounts.
So now I sit and ponder why she threw up. We didn't tube feed her so her stomach wasn't pushed to the limit. She only drank 2 measly ounces of milk and that was all. Frustrating!!!!!
So, that's what our day was today - basically we didn't find anything out, like usual. I'm praying the probiotic's help Allie and her digestive issues because nobody likes having the diarrhea for 3 weeks straight!
Thanks for all of your prayers today - we really appreciate it.
I'll end with a picture of Allie napping (right now actually). She was scared to take a nap this afternoon, she kept saying, "doctor come in my room and hurt me". It's just heart breaking to see how traumatized she gets when going to the doctor. I feel bad for my little pumpkin!
|My little princess napping after her doctors appointment this morning|