Sunday, May 17, 2009


I mentioned in the last post that Sarah had a little 'issue' and she still seems to be having problems. It started on May 6th - I changed her diaper and there was blood in her poop. The doctors office advised me to take her to the hospital since she's so young. They couldn't find anything - basically all they did was an x-ray to check for an obstruction and check her temperature - both were normal. I took her to the doctor on Friday morning and was advised to try cutting out dairy from my diet, which I had actually started the day after we visited the hospital. Unfortunately, the problem persists.

At this point it's very tiny amounts of blood - but it's still there. The doctor is running a few more tests and if those don't provide answers and it's still happening, we have to see a GI doctor. At the advice of a friend who's daughter had the same problem, I've also cut out all peanuts/tree nuts. The next to go is soy, which is in almost everything. Right now I'm eating fruit as a snack which I've never ever done in my life...but almost all snacks have milk or nuts in them. Guess it's a great way to lose the baby weight, huh?

Please pray that we find some answers this week or that the problem resolves itself soon. I am confident that God is in control of this situation and that Sarah will be okay.

Now for some pictures.

Last weekend my mom and Ronnie (aka Grandma G and Grandpa G) came up from CG for a visit! We love hanging out on our back patio with the misters. Makes the 100 degree heat feel alright.

J & Ronnie coloring on our back wall.

For some reason, when you tell J to "smile" he thinks you mean "squint." Makes it hard to get a good picture.

Making his 'monkey' face.

Pretty Sarah - extreme close up!

Happy smiles and sad pouts

The kids and me.

Shawn and baby girl (photo by J)


Shelly said...

I was wondering what was going on! I hope that cutting that stuff out will help! I will pray for you and her!! :(

Amber said...

I'll be praying too! The same thing happened to my sister's baby. She cut out dairy and eventually it went away. Good luck!

Astraea said...

Let me know if you need the number for a great GI. I worked for one in college. She's right by Banner Desert. I pray you won't have to go!

Rizzi Blog said...

My heart goes out to you. I will pray that they will be able to find a reason, or that it just stops all together. Good luck and keep us posted!

P.S. Mario does the squint instead of cheese too. Boys!

Jasmyn said...

Hopefully they can figure out what is going on and you can end all this doctor hopping!

By the way, she looks just like you! so cute:)

Jenny said...

I'll pray that the problem disappears before you see the GI doc.

mini and brother said...

Praying for you and that little chunker! She is a doll!!