Monday, January 17, 2011

It's in the bag

Wanna guess what was in the bag...in my refrigerator (thankfully the one in the basement kitchen that we rarely use)?

That's right, yet another stool sample.

We have collected it and dropped it off, at a different lab. Hopefully the final one for quite sometime. No results yet but Brayden is being started on the pancreatic enzymes based upon the bit of stool lab work that was completed.

The pancreatic enzymes, Creon Lipase, will be mixed into his food/formula 4 times a day. We picked up the prescription today, starting it this afternoon and should see immediate results, meaning less stool and less greasy stool. The enzymes will help his body absorb food.

A lot of expectations for these enzymes to work for Brayden. He needs to gain weight. His little body seems so frail, bones protruding and uncomfortable.
The doctor mentioned today that perhaps Brayden's screaming and difficulties during the day and night could be to the fact that he is starving. Even though he is getting calories, many of it is coming out the other end. He may actually be experiencing hunger pains and headaches.
We are checking in with the doctor on Friday to let him know how the week went on the enzymes.

5 comments:

The Henrys said...

I'm saying some prayers for those enzymes to do some amazing work for Brayden!

ps, good luck with the new orthopedist!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Praying this is the last sample for a long time. Also praying the enzymes help Brayden to put on some weight and get moving in the right direction weight and health-wise.

The VW's said...

Praying the enzymes help!!! And, that there is no more poop collecting in your future! :) Hugs!!!

littleharves said...

hoping along with the others that the enzymes do there job also, sending love xxx anne

Melissa said...

My heart breaks for you. I pray that the enzymes can help put him back on track.