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genko_b

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #60 on: August 21, 2008, 09:53:25 PM »
Here's hoping that the colonoscopy will give you all some useful answers.

I'm so sorry to hear your Michael is still so thin. My Michael has been able to put some weight on again - he is on Omeprazole and also Reglan, which seem to be helping him digest his food better. Nothing is worse than one of your kids being sick. I can deal with my own stuff much better.

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pudmott

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #61 on: August 22, 2008, 04:35:22 AM »
hey there,
I just want to add my thoughts and prayer for you and your son. For the scope. i hope it goes well and you find some answers that will be useful.
take care of yourself too. DOn't go wearing you out.

Pud  xxx

Katybarstool

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #62 on: August 22, 2008, 01:10:30 PM »
Hi Everyone

Well the scope went well, although Michael said he has never had anything so painful happen before. He was first on the list after I dropped him at 7 am. He was ready to come home by noon - very sleepy, and spent most of the aftrnoon sleeping.

The doc told him that things looked ok, but there will be a review in 4 days. I'm not sure what that means, as he ha not follow up arranged, but I suspect it means the specialist will review it after the holiday weekend, so hopefully more information next week.

Sarah and Michael are whacked tonight, so the baby is having a sleep-over with grandma tonight :D I figured I could sleep tomorrow during the day to catch up, if she is restless tonight. We have three feeds scheduled between now and early morning, but I'm sure it will be ok.

Thank you all so much for your good wishes - it means a lot.

Kathyx

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #63 on: September 12, 2008, 01:59:46 PM »
Hi everyone

Michael finally had his follow-up today. The consultant said definitely not colon cancer or inflamatory bowel disease - thank God. He has order a barium xray of his stomach to check out what is causing the pain, but says that is more as a caution then because he thinks there is anything nasty lurking.

I'm wondering if it could be liver pain - Michael has had abnormal liver tests in the past. Like most youngster he had a couple of years of overindulging beer. He hasn't done that for a few years, and has only had one alcoholic drink in the past year. He can't drink with his meds, but honestly doesn't want to, which is good. Anyway, to get to the point, I'm wondering if his 'fibromyalgia' could be related to Sjogrens. I'm not looking for trouble, but when he sees his rheumatologist next month, I'm going to get Michael to tell his doctor about my diagnosis, to see if he thinks the liver enzyme tests could be related to Sjogrens.   

We are off to Cyprus for a week from tomorrow, so I will update you if there is any news when we get back.

Good night. God bless.

Kathyx 

JannaLee

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« Reply #64 on: September 12, 2008, 02:02:37 PM »
Wonderful news!  I agree with your questions for the rheumatologist.

Have a fabulous time in Cyprus, darling Kathy!

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« Reply #65 on: September 12, 2008, 04:35:15 PM »
That's great news about your son Kathy....I'm sure that takes a big load off of everyone's shoulders.....but onward with more tests to look for some answers! Keep us updated!


Have a great time on your week away....and be safe!

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #66 on: September 12, 2008, 05:37:43 PM »
Hi Kathy  :)

I'm soooo glad that those 'nasties' are out of the way. The more or less all clear is ood news!  :)

Take care - Scottie  :)
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Katybarstool

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #67 on: October 09, 2008, 12:51:14 PM »
Hiya

An update from Michael. The results from his barium xray were clear - another phew! However, he saw the rheumatologist today, who was appalled at his loss of weight. He had Michael recount the last few months and then ordered a whole battery of bloodwork, including those for Sjogrens. He also ordered a lung x-ray, as he said they still need to rule out nasties. So, some things ruled out, but more results to come. 

Thanks for your concern and prayers.

Kathyx


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« Reply #68 on: October 09, 2008, 01:07:46 PM »
Katy,

What a time poor Michael has been having, I am praying for him and hope that his problems get better and he is able to get back to a healthy weight.  look after yourself and your family

Love to you all

pudmott

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #69 on: October 09, 2008, 02:54:24 PM »
Hi Kathy,

Im glad to hear there was another test clear. Lets hope these ones provide some info that is useful. i will keep everything crossed for you & Michael.

Take care

Pud

JannaLee

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #70 on: October 09, 2008, 05:05:46 PM »
Kathy,

I know this is a re-play of years ago for you. 

Again you have a sick child....  Reading this thread takes me back to when my son was so sick and during that dark time before it was all figured out and treatment started.

I am sending my MOST urgent prayers for Michael, his family and for you during this time.

Janna

Collie

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« Reply #71 on: October 09, 2008, 05:50:06 PM »
You and your son are in my prayers, my son had a spinal tumor, with a nerve running through the center of the tumor, i can understand what you are feeling right now. Just remeber to place your son in GOD'S hands and leave him there, trust God, he will take care of him.

The Bible says "by his stripes we are healed." May your son have a complete healing in Jesus name.

Collie

beverley

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #72 on: October 10, 2008, 07:33:10 AM »
Have just caught up with this thread.  Kathy, oh how my heart goes out to you.  The idea of one my boys (men) being so poorly fills me with absolute dread - they are still your babies no matter how big they get!  I'm just so glad you have such a thorough health support who are exploring all the possibilities.  I hope you were able to relax and enjoy Cyprus.  One of the hardest things is being the Mum and you need time to recoup energy so that you can carry on giving your excellent love and support.  I bet that baby brings a smile to everyone's face though!  Think of you all.
Beverley