Friday, March 28, 2014

Riley Trip ~ Dr. Contreras

We woke up and ate breakfast at the hotel.  Then, we hung out for a while until it was time to go to Gavin’s appointment.  She was running behind and his appointment took longer than we expected.  While we were waiting in the lobby, Gavin took some pictures on my phone (see below).  We may have another budding photographer on our hands!

During the appointment, we talked about some key things:

  • MRI – the stomach scans didn’t show anything, which is good, but still doesn’t answer anything.  She said the rest of the MRI scans were still processing.
  • Mirilax – we don’t think that the mirilax is helping the bleeding.  He has bleeding no matter what type of stool.  When she did a rectal exam, she agreed that his stool is plenty soft and that we could stop taking it on a regular basis.  She did give us a dessert recipe that included mineral oil that we may try at some point.
  • Procedure – I’d read on another blog about a simple procedure that helped with rectal bleeding.  Problem is, I didn’t look up the name of the procedure. 
  • After all of the discussions, we decided to go forward with the scope of the upper (endoscopy) and lower (colonoscopy) gi tract.  She wanted to do this a while back, but was afraid to put him to sleep.  Since he did so well with the MRI, we feel more confident going into this.  Yes, its another procedure, but it will possibly give us some answers.  We don’t know for sure when this is going to happen yet.  If he needs another procedure done, they may be able to do them at the same time.  Once we know the MRI results, we will know for sure!

On the way home, we ate at the Teppanyaki in Indy (which isn’t as good as the other ones we go to) and then headed home.  We dropped my mom off at her house and then were off to Sturgis to pick up the girls.  They ordered pizza and strombolis for us.  I was so ready to be home.  I’ve spent 25+ hours in the car this week and I didn’t get to see the beach!


Food on the front of a magazine!

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