Thursday, December 2, 2010

Back to the lab

Today, I dropped off the items for the lab.

We completed the stool sample collection. Seven jars full and one small tube to be exact.

It was not a pretty process...I was equipped with gloves, digging into the diapers and lots of wipes and clean up...I was not mature in handling it...I did make quite a mess (thankfully the nurse was there to help)...I did and still do wonder whose job it is at the lab to handle these (was it really their first choice for a career?).

I drove to the lab with a cooler in the passenger seat filled with stool samples. I walked into the lab and handed it all to the person behind the desk...thinking to myself, I just hand delivered poo.

I prefer not to do that again. The hope is that these stool samples will give the doctors a better idea about Brayden's absorption of his food. To me, it seems as though too much is coming out in the diaper and that might be the reason for the loosing/not gaining weight. Could it be problems with his pancreas? Hopefully these tests will help answer that question.

One last thought, did you know that stool samples (and probably other things) are sent through the mail?


The Henrys said...

I've had to do that too. It was so gross to have to dig into, and mix the poop. And I always wondered why anyone would choose to work in the lab!!

I hope you get some answers so you don't have to do it again!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Ah, the joys of parenting! : )

I do hope you are able to get some answers.