Friday, September 11, 2009

Blake's Health Update 2009/09/11

Here's the latest scoop.....


.... this information was just quickly relayed to me through Doctor C's receptionist. It is not official. I am intentionally going to be VERY sketchy here so that no one misinterprets and starts giving out information that may not be accurate.

We currently have an appointment with Doctor C on September 21st to discuss the results of the abdomenal ultrasound (that has already been completed) and the colonoscopy (which will be completed this coming Monday, September 14th).

In talking with the receptionist, she confirms that:

All of Blake's organs, in the ultrasound, showed to be in good condition with the exception of his liver, which shows to be slightly enlarged. Whether this is a concern or not, I do not know, and at this point I refuse to speculate. Please do not scare me with any diagnosis for an enlarged liver! I'm sure Doctor C will do her best to explain to me what is normal, what is not, what (if anything) is done with a slightly enlarged liver.

The receptionist quickly read through a report from Doctor B (gastroscopy and colonoscopy doctor) which uses bigger words than I'm used to. What I got from it was that because of the bleeding Blake experienced, he is wondering if we are dealing with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), NOT to be confused with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)..... they are two completely different conditions. He will know more when we get the colonoscopy. He is also doing tests to rule out Celiac Disease.

You now have as much information as I do. Again, please no diagnosing until all tests are done, reports are typed, and Doctor C explains everything to me in kindergarten language.

I am hesitant in even typing the above information; however, I want to be as honest with you as possible regarding Blake's condition.

If it is Inflammatory Bowel Disease, we are, I'm guessing, looking at Crohn's or Colitis, depending on where the inflammation is happening. I am planning on googling all of these things later when I have five minutes to do so; but I wanted to get this information to all of you.

Again, NO DIAGNOSIS HAS BEEN MADE. I am simply relaying information as it was given to me BY the receptionist OVER the phone using BIG words that are OVER my head!

Continue to pray for Blake, especially on Sunday. Apparently this laxative cocktail is pretty wicked; and, it's wicked enough that they recommend taking Gravol before each dose (two doses). His colonoscopy is Monday afternoon.

We're getting closer, folks.

But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God." My times are in your hands... Psalm 31:14-15


kkaci said...

Continuing to pray :-).

Carolyn said...

Hi Blake
We pray for you EVERY day but especially today & tomorrow as you prepare & go through the colonoscopy. Praying that it will go well & you will breeze through it.
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