So it’s been an interesting day. First of all, I’m incredibly grateful to my mother-in-law, who was able to spend the entire afternoon with Michael and Gabriel so I could get William to the doctors’ offices.
That being said, the pediatrician agreed that there are enough symptoms for a long enough period of time to merit investigation. She gave me scripts for three various tests, and much as I feared it the most, I went with the blood panels this afternoon. I feel like it will give the most comprehensive picture of his liver’s performance. If these tests show up clean, we will then progress to a sonogram to check for ducts that are either clogged or developed too narrowly.
In the meantime, we are heading back to the holistic doctors who found William to be quite a mess, full of bacteria and viruses, in addition to weak and sluggish digestive organs. I pray that these tests will show the underlying problem so we can put this behind us once and for all. For now, William must keep going to the holistic doctors regularly, as recommended by his pediatrician, as these visits do seem keep him functioning. It was upsetting to see him crash so far so quickly after having made as much progress as we did.
All in all, it was a whirlwind of a stressful day, with the cherry on top being that William threw up all over me just as we got home. He is now clean and dry and asleep in his crib after having had a pretty rigorous and upsetting day with no nap. And this mama is going to go find herself some chocolate and watch and episode or two of Downton Abbey with her girlfriends and forget about special needs for a little while.
I can’t thank you all enough for your prayers. Having your support in times like this is a real encouragement to me. I don’t know how others walk this path alone. I am enormously grateful. Hopefully we will have good news to report as test results start coming in next week.