Monday, July 19, 2010

Blood Work Results

I was finally able to talk to Mia's GI doctor today and it left many unanswered questions. Apparently her blood work results were mixed, she was absorbing some vitamins and proteins while not absorbing others. She also had some blood in her stool and was extremely anemic, which could either be because she isn't getting enough iron or because there is an absorption issue. He also said that her villi were slightly inflamed, I have no clue how he knows this, but he was concerned that she might have an allergy and now he thinks she might actually be Celiac. The only way for him to truly know is to do an intestinal biopsy on her, which he'd like to do next week. This will be done down at UCLA and will require anesthesia, it will be a short procedure and she should be able to go home that day, but I believe that she'll have to be on a liquid diet the day before and she'll have to get cleaned out for the procedure. Just pray for timing and all the details, that this would give us a clear answer and direction.


Kara Haushalter said...

The biopsies seem to be able to give a lot of info. I wish Mia didn't have to have one. Celiac's is tough to diagnose in children and tough to diagnose when there are other problems. We are visiting a GI doctor for Noah on Weds. Praying for some answers for you!!!!

Megan Harmeyer said...

I'm sorry she has to go through that. It's no fun for anybody! I hope all goes smoothly and you finally get some answers from the biopsy.