Would you believe the lab messed up again!?
I am calling out the lab this time. LabCorp in Lansdowne lost our first stool sample. A large bag filled with 7 containers, one envelope and lab order forms, were all lost without apology or explanation.
Second time I drop them off and hand the stool sample to the exact same people. A week later, we get most of the results back. Brayden's pancreas is not working properly, he is not absorbing food...thus a plausible reason he is not gaining weight/losing weight.
I get a phone call for the doctor's office. The remainder of the lab tests were done incorrectly. They froze samples that were not supposed to be frozen and did not freeze the ones that needed to be. Then the lab tried to say that the patient did it wrong! We do not do any freezing at home, we collect and hand it over to the lab.
We have to collect stools samples again...not as many and we are taking them to a different lab. And I am making phone calls to complain about LabCorp.
We are also waiting for the GI doctor to decide about the pancreatic enzymes. The doctor is currently at the hospital for the week and getting back to us next week. The pancreatic enzymes should help with food absorption. The question is what to give since Brayden only takes things by J-tube, into his intestine, which is different than going into his stomach.
Time is ticking by. Brayden is not gaining weight and the big appointment to decide about the keto diet is in early February.