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Saw GI today

Posted by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 1:04 AM
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Well the fructose thing isn't going to be as severe as the woman on the phone told me. Seems like we are only going to have to take apples, pears, and the one that she loves the most watermelon out of her diet, her fruit consumption will be limited to 1/2 cup 2x's a day only. No canned fruit, dried fruit, or fruit juice, splenda and another type of artifical sweetner is a no no also. 

The Doctor is a young man probably very early 30's maybe even late 20's and he was wearing braces!!! He was nice and asked questions and then told me what he was concerned about after we talked and what he wanted to do until the test results come back. The abdominal xray showed no abnormalities which was great, very little poop in her intestines. He wants her to have an ultrasound of her liver, then she had a blood test done that is going to check for Celiac's, food allergies, and complete metabolic workup to check her liver function as well. The woman in the lab said that I should have an answer about Celiac's in 48-72 hours. I know that the metabolic panel won't take long either. I don't know how long before the allergy one comes back. 

I am scheduled to go to the 2 hour class about the fructose malabsorption on the 2nd of August. Follow up with GI on November 22 the day before her 10th birthday. 



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by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 1:04 AM
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mlogsdon
by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 2:02 AM
Good luck! Glad it's not as severe as you were told.
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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Jul. 24, 2013 at 6:24 AM

Good luck mama...hugs!

Linagma03
by Gold Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Thanks! I was so glad that she gets to still some fruit and the ones that she really likes almost as much as watermelon are still on the list like strawberries, grapes & blueberries. 

Quoting mlogsdon:

Good luck! Glad it's not as severe as you were told.


Linagma03
by Gold Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Thank You!

Quoting darbyakeep45:

Good luck mama...hugs!


mandee1503
by Amanda on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:55 AM
Good luck!
Bluecalm
by Silver Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 11:12 AM
I'm glad the diet won't be do restrictive. I had to laugh about the doctor's age. We go to some who look like they're about 12 lol.
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Linagma03
by Gold Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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Yes! None with the 12 year old look. YET anyway. LOL!! It was kind of a shock to see such a young specialist. We had seen her hypertentionist just a few days earlier and she reminds me of the actress that plays "Hettie" on NCIS: Los Angeles, something Hunt. Anyway she is just a little taller than Lina is in her 50's and soft spoken, then we go to GI and see this "kid" for a doctor it was strange at first. He just reminded me of my grandson who is going to college this fall, with his braces, glasses, young not quite baby face, and that "geek" look to him. I was smiling while I was writing about him.   

Quoting Bluecalm:

I'm glad the diet won't be do restrictive. I had to laugh about the doctor's age. We go to some who look like they're about 12 lol.


Pukalani79
by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 11:36 AM

 I'm glad it's not as severe as you originially thought.  Sorry the watermelon has to go though

Linagma03
by Gold Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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Taking out only 3 fruits, so far vs. taking them ALL away like the woman on the phone told me is so much better. I can compensate for the watermelon for the most part with the strawberries, grapes, & blueberries she really likes those almost as much as watermelon.  

Quoting Pukalani79:

 I'm glad it's not as severe as you originially thought.  Sorry the watermelon has to go though


Basherte
by Bronze Member on Jul. 25, 2013 at 12:24 PM

I'm glad that you now know what's going on. It's always better to know for sure. I'm also glad it's not as severe as you originally thought it would be.


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