I'm sure some of you are wondering how Elijah's GI study went on Monday. Well...let's just say it wasn't fun. Elijah wouldn't drink the barium from a bottle, so the nurse had to syringe the liquid into his mouth while he stayed on his back. Elijah hates lying on his back. And he doesn't really like having things shoved in his mouth either (Uh, I wonder why). The doctor looked at Elijah's insides via an x-ray, but it was too difficult to get a good picture because Elijah was so upset. The poor little man was screaming his head off and it was so sad that I almost started to cry. I was pondering punching the doctor and nurse, grabbing Elijah and running out the door when I remembered this was all our fault that he was having this study done. Besides, the doc and nurse were really nice. So, I held back my fists and my tears and told Elijah it was all going to be okay. And it was.
The doctor was able to see some things via the x-ray, but it wasn't a complete study. From what the doctor did see, he didn't think there was anything structurally wrong. So, that'll have to be good enough. Little dude leaks…hopefully (eventually) the stuff that should be in his belly will stay there.
Hmmm, I hate torturing my child; it feels like the hardest thing when I can't save him. (Oh, and don't worry, I wouldn't hurt a fly. Well, a fly -maybe. A doctor or a nurse - no way).