Friday, June 3, 2011

Scope update

Jacob's scope procedure, from prepping to post-anesthesia recovery, was a success, though immediate results were inconclusive.

Earlier today, Jacob underwent a medical procedure called a sigmoidoscopy, which sent a scope down his throat to check for inflammation in areas that impact the absorption of nutrients, including the stomach and both intestines.

We'll find out more information toward the end of the week after Jacob's physician studies the biopsies, but we're anticipating he'll diagnose him with celiac disease.

The small intestine was the only area of concern, where the physician noticed patchy white blotches. He said those blotches typically are signs of celiac disease, a condition that results from gluten-based products, such as wheat, inflaming certain parts of the intestines and interfering with the body's ability to absorb nutrients.

He didn't want to draw conclusions before he studied the biopsies. So we'll wait and keep everyone posted.

Jacob was able to ride in a car to help ease his anxiety. He refused to go in the red car and insisted on riding in the pink one. Pink is just faded red, right?

Before they took Jacob back to the OR, they gave him some medicine that would help him relax so he wouldn't freak out when he is wheeled away and figuring out that we can't come with him. About 10 minutes after they gave him the medicine, he was acting pretty silly. Very out of it. It was funny and cute but we felt sorry for him.
We sat in the GI waiting room for about 45 minutes, when the doctor called us back to discuss the results. Then we were able to go to recovery to see our baby again. As soon as we walked in, we saw him sitting up in his bed and he started to cry pretty hard and only wanted Mamma. It took him about an hour to calm down. All he wanted was the IV out and to relax on Mamma's shoulder. He finally calmed down and wanted his popsicle.

Jacob enjoyed his popsicle as he recovered in the post-anesthesia care unit.

To sum it all up, Jacob is a very brave trooper. He did so great and we couldn't be any prouder of him! He just goes with the flow. After we got home at about 2:00, Jacob ate a yummy peanut butter and jelly sandwich (first meal of the day), and he has been his wonderful active self for the rest of the day! He is such a blessing and we are so lucky to have such a wonderful kid!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I'm glad everything went well! And his little scrub outfit looks so cute - if you have to get a procedure as a toddler, at least you can look cute! :)