Tuesday, May 26, 2015

tests results

We got some of Fiona's test results back this morning. They were from the biopsies they took during her endoscopy and colonoscopy. I'm not really sure what the clinical significance is. Everything looks normal, except, "Mild increase in villi intraepithelial lymphocytes, patchy." Intraepithelial lymphocytes are just white blood cells in the gastrointestinal tract. The increase shows inflammation. The report also mentions some, "mild villous blunting overlying prominent Brunner's gland." My first reaction was that villous blunting is from celiac disease, but after some reading it can be caused by an immune deficiency. Hopefully we will hear back from her doctor soon.

We're not sure if Fiona is sick or if she has some allergies starting. She has a really productive runny nose, and a cough without a fever. I'm keeping an eye on her just in case.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Cincinnati yesterday

Fiona had her tests done in Cincinnati yesterday. Everything went well. Her gastroenterologist said that everything looks normal and healthy. They took some biopsies, which should have results in a week. Her pancreatic function test will take a little longer. She was cranky when she woke up, but recovered quickly. We left the hospital just before noon. She's doing fine today.

Monday, May 11, 2015


Fiona is having some urinary tract infection symptoms. We're going to the doctor this afternoon. She's also having loose stools. TMI? probably. She seems to get groups of infections. I'm looking forward to the results from her procedures on Friday.

Thursday, May 7, 2015


Fiona is scheduled for an endoscopy, colonoscopy, and pancreatic function test on May 15th. The prep for the procedures sounds pretty miserable. The day before her surgery she has to stop eating at 1 pm. After that just clear liquids with miralax for four hours, then just clear liquids. I can't imagine that will be pleasant for either of us. I'm trying to figure out how to keep her from finding snacks, she's a pretty determined kid when she really wants something.