Thursday, October 22, 2009

A for Effort

Well, I think it's safe to say that I am totally and completely burned out with all of this spit up talk. How 'bout you?

If you can't bear any more of it, please feel free to skip the following update. I wouldn't blame you in the least. Trust me.

So, after talking with Dylan's GI doctor as well as his pediatrician today (why yes, yes I am becoming quite the squeaky wheel), I was informed that some of Dylan's blood work has come back elevated. The elevations were shown in potassium as well as zinc (and somethingelsethatIcantrecallatthemoment) which his doctor said may indicate some kind of allergy and/or irritation in his esophagus or stomach. They are recommending an upper GI endoscopy at this time, which will also include taking biopsies of his tissue. I feel like at this point in time, it is pretty justified, so we are going to go ahead with it in hopes that we will be one step closer in finding an answer for our little guy.

Anyway...

I decided to put Dylan on the floor the other morning. I knew the ramifications may be nasty, but oh well - I let him go crazy - spit up be darned!

video

I'd say he deserves an "A" for effort. Don't you?

15 comments:

Kim Rees said...

Oh Laurie I feel for you! I'm glad that the doctors at least found something so that maybe you can get some answers about your little guy. I love the video! He is so stinkin' cute! Love how he gets lost in his t-shirt! So sweet! Best of luck and I'll keep you in my prayers.

Cathy said...

Ahhhhh...what a sweetie! Looks like Dylan and Lily get around about the same way. Seriously Laurie...he's adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

Laurie,I almost got a hernia trying to help Dylan get the ball.He sure did not need any help.God Bless .

Sharon said...

Look at him go!!! He's fast, and as cute as ever.

I'm so glad there is a next step in your search for answers. Hoping you will find the answer and a solution soon. xo

Rachel Smith said...

More than an A for effort! He is moving so great. Aubrey isn't even trying to move from one spot. Way to go Dylan!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

Laurie! That is actually GREAT cross pattern crawling!!! It's actually a REALLY GREAT sign that he is developing on track!!! SOOO cool!!! Keep him on his belly! He will be all over the place soon!!!

Amanda said...

I hope he can get the test soon so you can get some definitive answers! Ugh!

Angela said...

I could eat him up. :)

I hope you get some answers. I reeeeeallly hope you do.

Derek, Kenzee and Gage said...

Check out that awesome army crawl! What a sweetheart, his smile just melts me! He seems so happy!

Jessica said...

Oh I have been where you are :( and yes, sometimes you just gotta say "spit up be darned" - and make sure you have a bottle of carpet cleaner :)- I hope you find out whats causing it. Good for you for being a squeaky wheel.

kangfamily said...

He is absolutely adorable!

heidi marie said...

YEAH!!! and good throw by the way!! i love when they start doing that. they are so cute inching little by little.

on the other part of your post i hope you get some answers soon and figure out what is going on so there is NO MORE SPIT-UP.

Tausha said...

Loved watching your video!! Sam is trying so hard to do just that. He goes to reach and then he rolls over. We are trying to get him to just reach and then reach with his other hand and not roll over, it's very frustrating. Hopefully he will get the hang of it.

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

awesome video! that darn shirt is just getting in his way, but it doesn't seem to slow him down :) he doesn't seem to mind!!! sorry to hear about the elevated levels in his bloodwork - hopefully the biopsies can let you know once and for all what is going on!!!

Bethany said...

Aww I love the video! I hope you guys get some answers soon! Did you ever consider looking further into the possibility of an intestinal webbing/blockage?