Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Endoscopy

Whew, we're home from Dylan's upper GI endoscopy! Everything went very well...just as smoothly as it could have gone.

And you know, for someone who was woken up before the crack of dawn, Dylan sure was quite the trooper! Here he is in his wee hospital gown prior to the procedure.



The procedure itself went well. Dylan tolerated it appropriately, handling both the anesthesia as well as the biopsies just fine.

It did take him a bit of time to wake up after the procedure and we were warned that when he did awake, he would probably be quite cranky.



Hm, not so much. He blinked his eyes, looked around and snuggled right into my arms. Ahhh, he's the best.

As for the results: In a copy of the report it states that "patchy mild mucosal abnormalities characterized by pale discoloration in a linear arrangement as well as texture changes were found in both the duodenal bulb as well as in the 3rd part of the duodenum. Biopsies were taken with cold forceps for histology".

Say what?

Ok, so basically what this all means is that there were some abnormalities found which, according the the GI doctor, are most likely consistent with Celiac Disease. If it is not Celiac, it may be esophagitis or someotheritis (that I can't remember right now). It may also be nothing. The only way to know for sure is to wait for the results of the biopsies, which typically take about 5-7 days to come back.

So, for now, we wait. Aaaagain. But this time, at least we may have something to go on.

Thank you so much for all of your positive thoughts. We really appreciate it!!

21 comments:

Stellarchild said...

I am so happy that this is finally done and not surprised at all that he did so well. Good job sweet Dylan and hopefully, you guys can get this resolved for good soon. xoxo

Rachel Smith said...

We have been praying all day for him. Prayer is powerful and looks like it worked. What a strong little man you have. Rest up and enjoy the holiday to distract you from the wait. We will continue to pray for you guys:)

Tim and Kelli said...

What a trooper! Hopefully you will get some answers to all the spit up. He is darn cute in that little gown. What a sweet boy!

Two Mamas said...

Finally! I'm so glad they were able to do the GI diagnostics. It's never fun to hear there might be bad news, but with all that you guys have gone through, at the very least, it gives you something to start with, to address the recurring emesis. Will keep you all in my thoughts over the next week, until the biopsy results are in. -Valerie

Katie said...

He looks just adorable in that wee little hospital gown. I am so glad you guys are closer to finding out the spit-up culprit.

My name is Sarah said...

Ahh he looks so cute in his little hospital gown.

Sasha said...

Glad to hear that the procedure went well and that he handled it okay. Now lets just pray for good results. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. Way to go Dylan.

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

yeah, so happy that all went well and that most likely in 5-7 days you will have more certainty as to the cause of his spitting up/reflux constantly!!!! so glad he was such a trooper :)

Kelly said...

So happy that all went well. Go Dylan! Sending more positive thoughts and energy your way to help get you through the next 5-7 days! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. I'm sure all will be well:)

Ann said...

I'm sorry that there's more waiting involved. Glad he was a trooper and such a cutie patootie in his pics!

Kim Rees said...

I am so happy that all went as planned. Dylan is such a sweet little boy. I know what you mean about all the medical terminology on those reports and trying to decipher what it means or remember what the doc told you. Like you said, at least they found something to go by. We will continue to pray that an answer will come quickly and that the waiting won't drive you crazy. LOL! God Bless and take care. ((HUGS))

Angela said...

Oh, Laurie. Deep breath.

Just so many things we have to deal with. But our little guys are so sweet and so precious. I know we'd do anything in the world for them.

Those pictures of him nearly made me smile and cry all at the same time.

I hope you find some answers that will help!!!

((((HUGS))))

Sharon said...

One step closer to an answer, my friend. Glad all went well.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! xoxo

Anonymous said...

We are so glad it is over for you and Dylan.I know you will be getting good news soon.
God Bless
Happy Thanksgiving

Amanda said...

Glad that is over with! Finally!

Tausha said...

Oh he is so sweet. I just want to hold and squeeze him. So glad that is overwith and hope you have positive results. What a trooper!!

Amy said...

What a little trooper. He looks so adorable in his gown. I hope the results come back quickly.

Ladybird said...

ahh sweet Dylan. Glad he did so well. He is constantly bringing you surprises. I hope everything turns out ok. At least you might get some answers this time.

Jeanette said...

It looks like a lot has gone on since I last checked in with you all. It amazes me how sweet Dylan looks in his hospital gown. Praying for his health!

Bethany said...

Glad you are finally getting some answers!

ParkerMama said...

We go in for an upper GI on Tuesday. I'm so glad that you are soooo very close to finding some answers!