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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Praying for Poop...Again

I know this prayer request is reminiscent of two years ago, but we are back to praying for poop. Reagan had her pediatrician appointment this morning. She weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 inches long. She gained a whopping two pounds in two weeks and jumped from the 50th percentile to 75th in weight. With that said...her weight gain could be that she's stopped up with some poop. The doctor thought that her stomach looked rather full and was hard. She checked her rectum and that was fine so she ordered an x-ray.

The x-ray came back with some abnormal results. Her intestines looked swollen. After consulting with a pediatric gastroenterologist, she ordered a barium enema. It will either happen on Friday afternoon or Monday. We will also follow up with the specialist on May 25th and the pediatrician again in a week.

So what does all of this mean? Reagan could either be constipated or she could have a spot in her intestines that are narrow, which would require surgery. The doctor said that she's checked this before in babies and never found anything requiring surgery. I will let you know as soon as we find anything out. In the meantime, she is on a stool softener.

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