A Little Something Extra

Saturday, October 4, 2008

And the verdict is...

Hey, guess what. Micah has incredibly low motility in his GI tract (surprise, surprise). He finally had his upper GI study this afternoon. But it was basically cancelled after just one x-ray because the barium fluid they injected into his J-tube did NOT travel down his intestines. It all backed immediately up into his duodenum and into his stomach. Surprise, surprise.

I don't know what the next steps are. But this is not the easiest diagnosis to treat. I probably won't be back online this evening, but I'll update more tomorrow.

Down syndrome info for the day: Motility is an issue with lots of kids who have Down syndrome, so Micah is not alone in his GI struggles. Not many have issues as extreme as his, though.


Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Kennedy has slow gastric motility as well... she takes reglan for it... but talk to the docs and do research on Reglan if they suggest it... there's a lot of cons as well as the pros.

The Boltz Family said...

Well, I am glad that they found the problem, but what a problem to solve. I hope that they can find a solution soon so you all can go home.