Friday, June 29, 2012

Logan's Tummy Troubles

     About 8 weeks ago, Logan consistently started complaining about his tummy hurting almost daily. Then he progressed to vomiting almost every night. We took him to see our pediatrician Dr. Davidson. We took him off of dairy and started him on Zantac. They also took 6 tubes of blood and urine. It came back that Logan had evidence of a previous bacterial infection in his stomach. There's a big fancy name but I don't remember it. We then put Logan on 5 different medications to clear it up. The vomiting stopped, but his tummy pain has continued. 

     Today we saw the nurse practitioner for a GI specialist. When the nurse brought us into the room, she handed me the paper robe and told Logan to take his clothes off. He eyes got soooo big. When she left, he said I'm NOT taking my clothes off. I explained you get to keep your underwear on and it's only so the doctor can look at you. Once I had promised I wouldn't leave him alone while he was in the robe, I got him into it. He still wasn't thrilled as evidenced by this picture.

     I let him bring a couple of wrestlers to play with while we waited. Once the nurse practitioner came and got the symptoms and family history, she checked Logan's tummy. She also did a rectal exam. I had no clue that that would be a possibility so I was as caught off guard Lo was. She did a really good job of explaining what she would do. He told her she was not touching his bottom cause that's his private parts and NO ONE can touch them. I explain to Logan that this time it was okay for the doctor to do it because it was part of helping her figure out why his tummy hurt and I would be with him the whole time to protect him. He was such a champ and so brave. Joshua's aunt has and his sister had ulcerated colitis. This is our major concern that we and the nurse practitioner want to rule out. It was decided that Logan will have a colonoscopy and EGD on July 16th. It will be outpatient and they will put Logan under. When she told me about the tests I wanted to cry, but watching my brave boy gave me the strength to be brave through this too.

     After we scheduled the test, we had to have blood work done. Once again he was a champ, he sat so still in my lap and watched Good Luck Charlie on TV while they took 4 tubes of blood. Then they gave him two lollipops, two stickers, a goodie bag, and a door hanger.

      When we left Cooks, I took Logan to Beto's for lunch-it's his favorite place. He deserved it after how brave he was. Please pray for Logan, our family, and those involved with diagnosing Logan and that we would find an answer quickly.

     " The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, 
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."
Psalm 18:2

1 comment:

  1. I am so proud of Logan AND his mommy! : ) I am thinking and praying for all of you. I miss you!