It all started Wednesday, when my daughter had a slight fever and because of her past medical issues I was already on alert. Friday her stools looked a bit different, kind of a maroon color and since I am in control with what she eats through her g-tube and there would be no reason for it to be that color, I called the Dr. We were able to get her in that same day and the doctor confirmed that there was in fact blood in her stool. Eva had to get her blood taken, and the doctor requested that I bring in a fresh sample of her stool for testing, so that is what I did this Saturday morning.
Per usual Eidan and I got up first, I made breakfast, Eva woke up, I fed her while Eidan ate, and as soon as I get to take a bite of my food Eva poops!!! I was on it… I changed her diaper, took the 7 bottles that was given to me to scoop poop into (and did that task like a pro). Put socks and shoes on the kids and didn’t even bother changing their clothes, I just put a robe on them and ran out the door and drop off the samples. From the time that Eva did her business, I got the sample to the lap within 30 minutes!
Now you may think, “what’s the big deal?” Let me just inform you that I just started taking the kids out alone two weeks ago. We’ve been to my moms twice and today for the first time the kids went to my sisters. Every time I get them dressed, down the stairs, into the car, to our destination and back, it is a victory! This year I promised myself that I would get them out more and because dad works a lot, I had to figure this out on my own.
As I was driving back home from my sisters, I realized that I am so glad I got all of my partying days out of my system at a young age. The fact that the Super Bowl is here in Houston this year you can’t help but think of the famous people in town and the crazy people running around the city trying to stalk them. Not me… I enjoy being at home with my babes and going to bed at a reasonable hour. I am more interested in staying on top of my daughters health, than the makeup trends I used to care about. I am more excited watching my son sing songs that he memorizes, than being distracted with things that really don’t matter in life. If you are about that life, you go girl (or guy)! I have been there, done that and did it again. I just never though I would ever get to a place where I don’t even have an itch to go out at all. I enjoy a simple life and if I could do it all over again, I would… I totally would if it got me to exact place where I am at today.
So while we won’t know more until next week, I can only pray that it isn’t a big issue and won’t require surgery. Since she is still retching more than 2 years after her fundoplication and almost 1 year after her hernia repair (probably caused from the retching) and fundo redo, I can only hope this current issue helps us also find a way to correct this issue. I will leave one hint of advice to any parent… if something doesn’t feel right about your child go with your instinct. The fundoplication is the one surgery my husband and I did not feel right about and ultimately it had become our worst nightmare for our daughter. It is always better to be safe than sorry, especially for our children.