Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sweet, Sweet Sophie

This week we took our sweet, sweet, little Sophie to a pediatric GI doctor. She has been having some issues over the past 5-6 weeks that are very concerning so we got the referral to the GI doc and had our appointment yesterday.

The concerns the doctor has are devastating! Sophie will go into the hospital on Friday morning to have a colonoscopy and blood work done to confirm a diagnosis of Crohn's disease. We have Crohn's disease in the family as well as other auto-immune diseases so I am not completely shocked but am hoping, praying, wishing, begging, pleading with God to let the results come back negative.

Crohn’s disease is a condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms are rough on children, and can range from vomiting, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, fever, and fatigue, to relentless diarrhea.

We finished her stool study today and took all the poop to the lab for testing.  I am hoping we get those results back quickly so that we can move forward.  And for the record - - - NO ONE ever tells you before you have children that you may have to collect POOP in a poop catcher and spoon it into little vials and drive those little poop filled vials to a lab for testing.  ANYONE that ever says being a mom is EASY is delusional. Rewarding - yes!!  Easy - HELL NO!

All joking aside --- Jim and I are asking that you keep Sophie and our family in your thoughts and/or prayers while we are dealing with her symptoms, the testing and waiting for the final results from the procedure on Friday.


AjsMommy82 said...

Praying for little Sophie!!! My sister also has Crohn's disease and I know how rough that can be on someone you love!

Tracy said...

Praying for ALL of you!

Meri said...

Oh Laura. I will pray! I will pray with everything I have for your family and especially little Sophie.

Sending you all my love!
((I wish I could hug you right now!))

Heidi =) said...

I'm praying for your family too Laura. ((hugs))

Oh NO! Oh Laura, I'm so sorry to hear this. We will pray for you all! Please let us know how it goes. Hugs to you all!

Oh Laura I'm so sorry. You guys will be in our prayers. Please keep us posted!

Abby said...

YIKES...Laura! You are an amazing wife and mom. If anyone can make it through another "challenge", then it is you my, friend. You have a huge heart, you're talented, you have a great support system. Of course, I pray that Sophie doesn't have Crohn's... Please keep me posted! Love to you!

Penny said...

Sending you love and prayers for Sophie. Whatever the result, you are a fabulous mom. Love to you!

Heather said...

I'm sorry to hear that. I'll be praying for you and that you get the answers quickly.

phonelady said...

prayers heading your way .CROHNS runs in our family too.

Have they tested for Celiac disease?

Lora said...

We will be praying that all goes well tomorrow.

(((hugs))) to you dear friend and (((super hugs))) to Sophie.

Team Davis in VA is praying for you. We are all praying hard for your sweet baby girl but even more for you and your husband to be able to deal with whatever may come next.

Sending a prayer a minute til we hear the good news that she's going to be okay. She's got the best mamma in the world. - Mo

Hi I'm Shannon's mom and I will be praying for your precious little one and your whole wonderful family.big hugs from Va.

Jen said...

So sorry to hear about Sophie Laura. Just read your update as well. I hope you get some answers tomorrow and some relief for your sweet little one.
Big hugs to you from Seattle...

Tracy1918 said...

Just read this today (Friday) I'm praying!!!!

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