Nora has been having a rough time lately. We need to figure out what’s going on and get our sweet girl feeling better. Over the past few weeks her BM related tummy pains have been getting worse. Then last week they seemed to worsen to a whole other level and we started seeing blood in her stools. We did a random spot check of her stools, including ones that didn’t have blood seen by the naked eye, and 5 out of the 6 samples tested positive for blood. After learning this it makes us wonder if she has been having blood in her stools for sometime and we just didn’t know it.

When she’s not having a tummy ache, for the most part she’s her usual self but overall her energy level is decreased and she is obviously just not feeling well. Blood in stool can be a sign of many different things and when SBS is part of the equation the list of possibilities grows. We’re waiting on the results of her stool cultures, she had a regular abdominal x-ray this morning (to check for something obvious like dilation or an obstruction) and she will be getting and upper and lower endoscopy soon. We should get the reading from the x-ray tomorrow and we are really hoping that the endoscopy will find something that isn’t too serious and can be easily treated.

Thankfully Nora has been feeling a good bit better for the last few days with less pain and not as much visible blood in her stool. She’s still not 100% but it’s good to see her not quite as puny and in so much pain.  I’ll post more once we get some of the test results back.

And leave you with pictures of our cutie in pigtails now that her hair is finally long enough for them. :)

2 Responses to “Worried”

  1. aunt brenda Says:

    I’m sorry to hear about the issue Nora has been having. Please keep us posted. Sending lots of extra love and hugs your way.

  2. Bobbie jean Armstrong Says:

    Hey Guys! I saw your step dad today at tmh and he updated me on Nora. I am sorry she is not feeling well. And I am sorry for not keeping in touch. Good luck next week with the testing. As always, Nora is in my prayers. She is growing and BEAUTIFUL!!! I would love to have a play date sometime with my little buddy Tonie.
    Hugs and kisses! Bobbie Jean

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