Wednesday, October 8, 2008

18 Month Checkup

Frankie had his 18 month checkup yesterday. He is once again at 18.1 pounds and is 29 1/2 inches long.

Constipation was the topic of discussion yesterday. His Dr. wants him tested for Hirschsprung's disease. We are going tomorrow at 2 to see his pediatric surgeon at which point they are probably going to set a day and time for a biopsy. Chances are that its just the normal RTS constipation, but because his main issue is just getting it out - its not the normal type of hard stool constipation he will be tested to be cautious!

One part of me is hoping that its not Hirschsprung's but then another part of me is hoping for a cure to his constipation! He is just so miserable, its an endless cycle! He does so good then it hits him, he cant eat because he is feeling so bad. He ends up losing weight and on and on and on. Medicine isn't working anymore, suppositories only work sometimes and we have to resort to enemas. Everytime he is finally able to go he screams in horrible pain! :(

Please say a prayer for Frankie!


Myssie said...

Hey Gena-
I will be praying for Frankie. I know that we battle the constipation war too. It is not fun. We give Will Miralax everyday but he is still constipated. Please let us know how everything goes.

Kristi said...

I will be praying for him. So horrible I know. Noah still battles it from time to time even with fruit eze, flax seed and daily dosage of miralax

Lorelle said...

I just found your blog somehow and I've enjoyed reading it. I'm a nurse and I work with a good amount of special needs but i've never heard of frankie's diagnosis. Thank you for enlightening me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.