Yesterday was a day of ups and downs with Gannon. The poor guy…seeing the pictures Kalissa sends is hard.
From what she said the doctors come in, check him and then consult. Right now, the little guy is still a bit of a mystery. No one knows for sure what’s happening in his insides. This is likely gastric…but the what’s and hows of it we don’t know.
Friday night they had a plan and Saturday morning the plan changed…then another plan…and another change. They aren’t sure the best way to approach this.
Gannon last had milk on Friday at noon. He’s had IV fluids since then but that was it until early afternoon today. Kalissa got to feed him the contrast liquid for a CT scan and he ate it like a champ.
A short while later he went back for the CT scan. He was so good. They didn’t need to sedate him. We’re all thankful for that as if he had been, they would have had to be in pediatric ICU for awhile. Instead, he got to come back to his same room.
When he got back his poor belly looked like this….
It hurts me to see the pictures. I can’t image how painful that would be.
One doctor suggested that is might be a milk allergy. I doubt it. He hasn’t had any milk since Friday noon.
So here’s the CT scan. See all those “circles”. They aren’t supposed to be that big and there aren’t supposed to be that many.
So…that is what we learned today. That’s all. UGH. I was so hopeful that there would be more information.
When his stomach is distended like that, he screams periodically. It’s hard for the Kalissa and Craig. There is nothing they can do.
This was the last picture he sent…He has an NG tube now too. Poor guy.
Kalissa wrote last night telling us this:
“Enema tomorrow – possible biopsy of rectum tomorrow – for sure staying through Monday now – probably longer.”
…and that’s all I know.
I’m going up today. Kalissa needs money and few things plus if I’m there I think the two of them will feel comfortable enough to go out and eat. I think mentally they need to leave the hospital if only for an hour. Some fresh air will do them good and some Gannon time will do me good.
I’ll pass on more news when I can.