Friday, January 23, 2009

Another update on BabyM

Well...we will be heading back to the states on Tuesday. All 4 of us will be coming. BabyM has an appointment with a pediatric gastroentologist on Thursday. She definitely is anemic, and it is because of iron deficiency. She is also on a very powerful antibiotic for an intestinal infection. The doctor thinks that it is salmonella, but the cultures came back negative, and because she is so small, we can't risk salmonella going untreated.

My brother and his wife have a very dear friend who is a pediatric gastroentologist in Lubbock and thinks that we need to do a scope of her tummy and a colonoscopy just to rule out some serious conditions that have the symptoms that she has. The doctor here agrees, and was going to send us to a GI in Guatemala City, but said that if we have someone in the states, that is even better.

Just so you know...I just have a feeling in my gut (maybe it's intuition) that she is fine, and that the tests will all come back normal. Maybe I am just overly optimistic. I guess we'll see.

Please pray for her. I don't know how long we will be in the states. It will all depend on how the tests come back. I think that the procedures are scheduled for Friday morning (1 week from today.) Just pray that we can get some answers. To get more of the story, you can read past blog posts.

7 comments:

Schweers' Mom said...

I will pass this info on to the MOPS girls so they can pray for you all. Keep us posted! I say that Mom's intuition is usually right. =-)

Rob and Becky said...

We are praying... ~Becky

Alicia said...

Gosh, sometimes it's a relief just to have a plan, huh? We'll definitely continue our prayers for that sweet baby girl. Thanks for keeping us posted!

dawnparadise said...

we sure are praying for you guys!

Tina said...

We miss you and your beautiful family so much! We're praying for your sweet girl and for safe travels for you all.

Alicia said...

I just wanted to check in and say we're praying for you guys. I hope the crazy weather hasn't hindered your plans for that precious baby girl. God bless you guys.

angelface0721 said...

poor babyM. she has been thru so much in her short little life. i hope everything is ok and look forward to future updates on her. she is in my prayers.