Friday, August 1, 2008

Here We Go Again (isn't that a dolly parton song?)

It's been a few days since I've posted and a lot has happened since then. Why does it always seem that life happens so fast and you have no time to breathe? Holland has been complaining of a stomach ache for about a week. His weight has dropped a lot - he's lost almost 7 pounds since April. We had an appointment with the psychiatrist on Wednesday to check in with meds and how things are going. He knew about the weight loss beforehand and we talked about switching one of the meds to a pill instead of a capsule. He thought that might be causing an upset stomach, plus constipation, and would lead to a decreased appetite.

That night, Holland was again complaining of a stomach ache. So I had him lay down and felt his tummy so he could show me where it hurt. When I moved over his left side (below the belly button), I could feel a lump. I kept feeling on the right side to make sure I wasn't imagining it. I called first thing in the morning to our pedi and got in 30 minutes later. The doctor felt around and he said he thought it was a hernia. We were already having blood work done for the psychiatrist so our pedi just added a few more tests and a urine sample. We leave for vacation on Sunday but will have to come back in town Monday night for an 8 a.m. appointment at the hospital for an ultrasound.

He is in so much pain. On taco night, he barely ate one little taco and was full. Then last night I made spaghetti and meatballs. He ate one meatball and some corn and couldn't finish the noodles. I'm praying that the new Lithium pill will ease his stomach aches. We also have to start up with the Miralax again to keep the constipation down. It's disappointing that the capsule could be the problem because that cost me about $12 a month. Now I am paying $50 for one month's worth of Lithium.

1 comment:

Laura and the family said...

OH No, I hope it is not Hernia! David did have two hernia surgeries. I will pray for you guys.