At this point, we don't know why her stomach and intestines are inflamed and who knows if we will ever figure it out. Seems like there are always so many opened ended questions.
Allie has started a new medication called "Ranitidine". This medication will help her stomach not produce so much acid, hopefully this will help bring the inflammation down. She is on 10ML twice a day by G-tube. We are hoping this helps.
Since being off the Domperidone (Canadian medication), Allie has not complained of as many belly aches. The doctor did confirm that with the inflammation in her stomach and then adding the Domperidone, it could have caused bad cramping. So, since she is now off of the Domperidone, we have seen a decrease in her belly pain.
However, Allie is continuing to vomit solid food. She is doing okay with her liquid, so we are thankful for that. She still will not drink her milk though - she refuses to drink anything except water. When I give her a feeding, I cannot put more than 3 oz in at a time because she's crying that she cannot handle it. So, I know something is funny with her belly - and I'm not convinced the inflammation is the only thing.
Allie lost weight again. She is back down to 26.2 pounds - that's quite a drop.
We have provided the doctor with a stool sample because Allie has had diarrhea for the past couple days. They are checking her for Roto Virus, white blood cells and blood in the stool. Still waiting for the results. In addition, we are still waiting for the blood work results that were taken last Friday.
The last bit of news is that Dr. Brown wants to scope Allie again. He is thinking she also has inflammation in her esophagus. He would like to take biopsies and check for inflammation and eosinophils. Her last scope was December 2010 so he feels it's time to do it again. Her endoscopy is now scheduled for February 24th. I'm not thrilled about this but I do see his reasoning in wanting to do it - it's just hard to watch your baby be put to sleep.
|Allie rocking out|