Ok. my 22mo has been diagnosed with malabsorption syndrome. She's in the 3rd percentile and weighs 20lbs. She looks like a skeleton with a poofy belly. Her doctor said that the malabsorption is caused by an underlying problem with her digestive system. She said that her symptoms match four things: cystic fibrosis, a blockage, pancreatic cancer or intestinal cancer.
I've set up an appointment with her specialist for the 26th, but she has been pooping 5 times a day with nasty diapers. kinda looks like someone chewed up her food and spit it in her diaper. Anyway, I'm worried because my pappaw died 3 years ago b/c of a tumor in his pancreas. I'm scared and feel helpless because there is nothing I can do that will make her absorb her food. I can't fix her and it's tearing me up! I feel like I failed her! I need to know if any other moms have been through this and what can I do for her?
Answer by MissHeidi0304 at 10:17 PM on Aug. 18, 2009
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