Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This Is It~ The Time Has Come!

We leave for S.F. later today, when Brian gets home from work. It's lucky we booked a room for tonight; the surgeons office called to tell us she has been bumped up to 7:30am with a 6:00 arrival time tomorrow morning at the hospital. The good news there is that she doesn't have to go without food and water till noon, and with the earlier appointment they only ask you to arrive 1.5 hours prior to surgery instead of 3.

Since the Sunday trip to the hospital Alex hasn't been able to eat anything. The abdominal pain is better and there has been no more bleeding, but she still has diarrhea and is very nauseous. She's taking Zofran for the nausea but it doesn't seem to be doing much good. We saw the G.I. doctor yesterday. She thinks the high dose steroids in hospital will be a nice treatment for the Crohn's. She says move forward, get the surgery done, get on a maintenance dose of steroids and then we will do the scopes again. I suppose the Crohn's was aggravated by stress. Between the upcoming surgery and having the dog die on Saturday it was just too much.

So... this is it!


  1. Hi, Rene,

    I found your blog tonight and couldn't believe that it just so happens to be the night before your daughter's long-awaited surgery.

    After reading your posts, I felt like I had found a kindred spirit. My daughter is 15 and has been on an amazingly similar journey. I know all too well that heart-wrenching feeling with doctors look at you like you have a third eye. Cushing's. Even if my daughter does not have it, I know that despondency of spending countless hours and the expense of seeing multiple specialists and never getting a diagnosis that fits.

    Please let your readers know as soon as you can how Alex is doing. Know that I will say a specific prayer for you and your family that this will be the beginning of much healing and happier times for you all. It is well past time.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your story. I hope tomorrow brings you much hope and relief.


  2. Thanks Kristen, it's nice to meet you! Are you a memeber of message boards? They have been a God send for me.