Thursday, October 1, 2009

Two Guys and a Girl (Updates that is)

Jake had his scope today. They put him under and put a scope down his throat into his stomach. They found out he has a disease of the stomach called Gastritis with a possible HP bacteria. Basically the lining of his stomach has been eaten away and all of the blood is caused by acid eating away at the unprotected part of his stomach. It is very treatable with antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors, and lifestyle changes. There are several things that can trigger it, stress being on of them. Also he needs to go easy on things such as chocolate, caffeine, and spicy foods. We are so glad they finally figured out what is going on.

Right before his scope, Noah caused a little stress. The storm woke him up last night and so I was rocking him in the recliner. I was holding his little hand when I noticed a very hard lump on the palm of his hand right below the lowest joint of his middle finger. It was about the size of a large pea. I knew it wasn't there earlier that day. I yelled at Jake to come feel it and we were both perplexed. He didn't act like he was in any pain, but the only thing I could think of was that he had somehow broken his hand and the bone was sticking up. Even Jake thought that might be the case. I laid awake all night worrying about it. This morning I dropped Jake off at the hospital and took Noah to the doctor. It turns out it is a Ganglian (sp?) Cyst. The doctor said he had never seen one on anybody so young. Jake has had several, but never on his hand. (I blame it on jake's genetics). The doctor was kind of torn on what to do about it. Any method of removal would mean sedation and pain for Noah. In the end we have just decided to watch it and as long as it doesn't get any bigger, or cause him pain we will just let it be until he is older. If it does grow, or begin to bother him than we will have to take him to a hand surgeon.

In other news I have to brag. I am so proud of Linda. She had all green days the whole month of September! That means she stayed on task and didn't get into any trouble the entire month. For anybody that knows the struggles we have gone through that is a huge accomplishment. Yay Linda! You go girl! Tomorrow she is in a play at school of Stone Soup and we are going to be right there to cheer her on. I can't wait.