Nervous Stomach

Years ago when I was little I had a lot of tummy issues. My sister had these same problems. Mom said my dad would have to massage my tummy and I would just cry. We did numerous tests, stool samples, doctor visits, etc., and all they could come up with was that my sister and I both had a "nervous stomach." Whatever that means.

Emory has always had constipation issues. Even when I was just nursing with no solids, she had random bouts of constipation. In the past month this has really gotten bad. I discussed the issue with our Pediatrician at her 6 month visit and she said we would discuss it more at her 9 month visit if we couldn't get water or juice to help the problem.

Well, the problem has gotten worse. After seven days, a few small poopy diapers, and one evening of screaming and a bloody/poopy diaper, I finally took her in to see the doctor.

Let me just say I LOVE our Pediatrician. I don't know how on earth she has an ounce of time to herself because EVERYone I know sees her. She is very proactive, and this visit even reinforced that. We discussed her tummy issues and she ordered an xray on Em. After that was over she said that, although she doesn't really believe that this is the case, she wants us to go see the GI doctor because there is an area that could possibly be malrotation of her intestines. Of course, I was slightly freaking out. I left the office with her promising to call the GI clinic and set up the appointment.

She called me (personally) twice after that to talk about her appointment. I was so impressed with the fact that SHE called and not her nurse! And I was also impressed that she set me up an appointment just a few days later (Monday). She told me that the GI clinic that she was referring me to does not accept my insurance but will give us a 40% discount. You're probably thinking "why can't she go somewhere else?" Well, these guys are the best in the state. I feel this and I know that if my doctor referred us to them it's because she knows they are the best, too. Hopefully we will just have this visit and we can figure everything out. We may have to go do some tests at Arkansas Children's Hospital, but I'm really hoping that the GI doctor does not see anything to be concerned about.

Friends, this could be nothing. It could be just something that runs in our family that we will have to work on. . . but please pray for my baby girl, who is the world to me and my husband, who has shown me a love that I never thought was possible, who brightens the dreariest of days, who inspires me, and who I pray endlessly for and thank God for over and over every night.

Philippians 4:6-7
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."



Gina said...

Sorry I didn't know about this! Poor Emory! Keep me posted!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Bless y'all's hearts! Poor sweet baby! Praying now. Let us know.