Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hi Ho, Hi ho, it’s off to GI we go!

Well, today was our appointment with GI at Children’s.  We’ve been waiting for about 6 weeks to get in there, but since August to see where this was all going to go.  I said before that I wasn’t too worried about it, because I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted things to go.  I really don’t want to put her through surgery, but at the same time, I hate seeing her put up with these darn gallstones. 

Not worried about it?  Ha.  Until today, that is.  I was so antsy today waiting for this darn thing.  I really don’t know why—I knew what they were going to say, and it really seemed like a formality, but still.  Antsy

So, as we anticipated, her doctor (who I really liked, by the way) recommends getting the gallbladder removed before it starts doing any further damage to the liver.  He also said that if we hold off taking it out, we could end up having to take it out on an emergent basis, which makes the surgery a lot more complicated, and we’re putting her at risk for getting really sick. 

Basically, the question isn’t “if”, it’s “when”.  Joy.  So, tomorrow, I guess we’ll start talking to her surgeon again. 

At least Piper had fun today.  It makes me laugh that she enjoys going to the doctor.  But I would, too, if everyone oogled me and told me how cute I was.  And they keep the exam rooms nice and toasty so that she can stay clothes-less, which she really enjoys.  Look at this face—pure happiness!

1 comment:

  1. :( Sad news. She will be a champ though! She is too darn cute.