Friday, December 10, 2010

Speaking of mistakes...

I just got off the phone with one of Brayden's doctors. We have been waiting for the lab results from the stool samples (remember we had to collect many containers of it at home). I was hoping to get the lab results this week. The GI and pediatrician's office contacted the lab. The lab has NO record of it. Nothing. The stool that we collected and dropped off is no where to be found. The lab made a mistake and lost it all.

We have to collect poo again.

Early today, Brayden saw his neurologist. No surprise, Brayden has lost weight since the last visit. The doctor is willing to let us explore the pancreas before changing Brayden's ketogenic diet (for seizure control). The surprise was that Brayden's head was measuring smaller. The doctor measured 4x to check, to make sure she did not make a mistake. Then checked the Children's database from his other appointments in the past year. Yes, the measurement was definitely smaller at 41.5 cm. What does that mean? The neurologists said maybe he is loosing brain matter (something degenerative) could be a loss of weight that could make his head slim down...his head could of changed shape. His head will be measured regularly to see what happens.

Brayden's already small head is getting smaller?


The Henrys said...

I can't believe the lab lost the stool samples. Good luck getting the samples again. UGH

Heather said...

I am so sorry that you have to do all that work again. I will be praying for patience and joy for you. I pray God gives you a good laugh somewhere in all of this to get you through.

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Are you kidding me about the lab? UGH!

Glad to hear the neuro doc is willing to explore the pancreas before changing his diet. As for the head measurement, that is so strange. Hope they are able to figure something out with that.