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Nov 03, 2010
The GI called and they had a cancellation for tomorrow. We need to be there at 7:45 a.m. for Kylie's scope. The nurse said we should be out by 10:30 or earlier. I'm freaking out. I'm really scared about the risks and the IV, but I do feel like we need to do this. I just want it to be over. By lunchtime tomorrow we should have some answers one way or another.
Nov 03, 2010
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
I am actually glad they sprung it on you like this. Less time to think about it. It is the thinking and worrying that gets the best of us. The IV will be fine. They likely will give her a little sedating gas before they put the IV in her. You will get the photos back right away but it will take a few days to have the biopsies read. Hang tough momma. It will be over very soon!
Nov 03, 2010
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site:
Take deep breaths, it's gonna be OK. Being nervous is completely normal.

I know they say you can give clear fluids but I would steer clear of all fluids and foods after midnight. It will greatly lessen your chances of vomiting post anesthesia.

Nov 04, 2010
It is still Nov 3 on the West Coast. Our 3 year old had the Endoscopy in June at the UCSF hospital. We were also very nervous about it for a long time. We waited about 4 months for the appointment. The procedure lasts only 15-20 minutes. Since our boy was antsy in the waiting area we asked the nurse to hold off the blood pressure check and the insertion of IV until after the sleeping gas. For our son the hardest part was after he woke up. He fought the blood pressure monitor that was on his thigh, he was scared of the IV on his hand, and was groggy. After the nurse offered him some apple juice he was much better. On the ride back home in the car he slept, and the rest of the day was OK. Best of luck tomorrow.
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