Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sophie Update

I spoke with the nurse from Sophie's GI doc's office several times today and unfortunately they did not get the stool study results back from the lab today.  So, we are in a holding pattern for now.  The doctor does not want to do the colonoscopy before absolutely ruling out a parasite or C. difficile.  Her symptoms have lasted longer than either of those would typically last but Jim and I are still hoping that it is one of the aforementioned culprits.  We are not doing the blood work until we do the colonoscopy so that they can do it while she is under anesthesia.  Like I said - HOLDING PATTERN. 

In the meantime Sophie's symptoms are about the same:
urgent diarrhea
large amount of pooling blood with each stool
8-10 bowel movements per day
tummy ache before BM

Yesterday while at swim practice Sophie became upset when she had to get out of the pool 2x to urgently go to the restroom.  She said "Mommy, I am tired of going doop (Sophie's word for poop) ALL OF THE TIME".  I don't blame her - it is not fun!  I think we are more than ready for some answers.

I will update as soon as we know more.

Thank you all for your kind words, good thoughts and many prayers.


AjsMommy82 said...

Thanks for the update! I've been thinking about her all day! We'll keep praying!

Misty said...

Will be praying for Sophie here too. Hope you get answer soon.

Wendy said...

OH LAURA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Many hugs, prayers, loves, uplifting thoughts are coming from my heart to yours.

I'm SO SORRY this burden is being thrown into your lap right now.

I will pray diligently for urgent answers, improved symptoms, Sophie's comfort, and her parent's peaceful hearts.


Meri said...

I read the entire wikipedia page yesterday about Crohns. I have had your family on my mind all day! And Sophie in my prayers!

Love you sistah!

Joanne said...

Just reading about this now... I am so, so sorry that you have to deal with this on top of D. If there's anything we can do, please let us know (we're back in town now).

Heidi =) said...

Thanks for the update Laura. I keep praying Psalm 91 for your family. I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through but I do know that God is faithful, always, and He is holding you all through this.

Fingers and toes crossed here.

Penny said...

Thanks for the update Laura. I have ben keeping Sophie in my prayers. I also pray for your strength and your faith that in the end, it will all be ok. Please keep us updated. Love to you.

Amanda said...

I am so sorry you are going through this! I was dx with Crohn's Disease when I was 16. I will pray for your sweet Sophie and let me know if I can help you in any way.

Karen said...

Oh gosh, this sound terrible. I will keep little Sophie (that was my grandmother's name!!!) and you and your whole family in my thoughts!!

Jessica said...

I'm so sorry Laura. I'm just catching up since my mom left, and I hope you get news fast. If there is anything I can do to help out, let me know.

Hang in there, and give Sophie a hug from us.

Donna said...

Laura!!!!!!! I have been out of the loop! I had no idea this was going on! I saw a post on FB and it tipped me off, so I rushed over to your blog to read....
I am so so so sorry you and your precious family are going through this. And tough little Sophie! I am sure she IS tired of all the doop! You guys will be in my thoughts and prayers! Keep us updated. ((((((HUGS AND LOVE))))

Sending big hugs and blessings your way...Mo

connie said...

I am so sorry that you and your family are going through this!

I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers...and sending big hugs to you!

Laura, I'm just now catching up on blogs. I'm so sorry you're going through this with Sophie! My heart goes out to you all! I can only imagine how you must feel and what your days must be like right now. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Unknown said...

OK...again...outta the loop - SORRY! I am thinking of you...LOVE you!!! (HUGS) to you and Sophie.

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