Saturday, November 13, 2010

Finally.....Madison's test results

On Friday we had to be at Madison's GI dr's office at 8:00 (not sure what I was thinking when I made that appointment) to get the results from her endoscopy and colonoscopy. Actually once we got there I was glad we were there so early b/c by being one of the 1st appointments we cut down the amount of time spent waiting both in the waiting room and in the exam room. I was really nervous about the biopsy's they had done. I was also so worried that they were going to tell me Madison had Celiac Disease. And I kept praying if she had to have an allergy please don't let it be milk as dairy is the 1 food group I can always count on her to eat from. Literally the girl will eat cereal and milk for breakfast and then lunch will consist of ham, cheese and yogurt and then ice scream for dessert most nights.

The 1st thing her wonderful Dr said when she came in the room was that she was thrilled with Madison's test results. I sighed a HUGE sigh of relief! Madison's biopsy's came back negative...the eroded spots in her colon are to the consistent diarrhea. Madison's dr then said that she had really thought Madison was going to come back with a list of food allergies but she was happy to tell me that Madison was only allergic to one.......MILK! Yep, the one thing I was hoping she wouldn't be allergic to is the one thing she is allergic too! We are so thankful that things weren't worse and after talking with her dr we are going to try and limit her intake of milk and see if that helps things. Madison is lucky in that her only symptom is tummy ache and diarrhea which I know doesn't sound good but her reaction to milk could be lots worse. We are hoping this means her allergy is not too severe and that limiting milk will help, and not having to completely remove milk from her diet. We can't afford for her to lose weight as she is right under 30 lbs now so I don't want to take out numerous foods she will eat but most of them contain milk.

We also got the test results from Madison's echo on Tuesday and I forgot to blog about it....her heart murmur is what they call an "innocent murmur" at this time. Her pediatrician will continue to monitor it in his office on a yearly basis and if there is any more change then we have another echo. We are thankful that the pediatric cardiologist believes Madison's dr can monitor and we are thankful to not be getting to know another department in Children's Hospital though I am sure they are super nice!

Thank you to everyone that prayed for Madison (and us) during this long process. It means so much to us and we can never thank you guys enough.


Cindy said...

I'm so glad the news was good for Madison's test results. Praying the milk allergy is not too bad and that you can manage it with moderation. That sweet little girl has had more than her share of tests and dr. visits. Hope things can settle down now that you know what the problem is.

Ginger said...

Did the doctor give you suggestions of foods to try? Have you thought about an appt. with a pediatric nutritionist? That might be very helpful. I know you are worried about her weight. Can she drink pediasure? Keep us posted on how it's going.