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lil-momma
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   Posted 3/5/2008 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I got some results, I am still quite astonished as to how this is all handled.  My daughter had the procedure done Thurs.  They said the Dr. would call us w/ the results within the next 24 to 48 hrs.  I couldn't wait any longer, so I called late Mon. afternoon.  The nurse told me they mailed me the results, I should have them any day and the Dr. would go over them at the follow up appt.  I got the results in the mail yesterday.  It says: abnormal, 10 cm of ileum inflammed, Dr. will go over at follow up.  I guess this must be a good result?
She hasn't been vomiting but we still have her on a low residue diet.  She is still complaining of pain.  She has been having a sharp, shooting pain in her lower right side and last night she said it felt like she was having back spasms.  I think prednisone may be helping some, as her color looks better and she has actually had a bit of an appetite.  She still has pains and just feels ill shortly after eating though.  As always thanks for any input!
Dx w/UC in 2001 - controlled by diet.
Mother to 15 yr old daughter dx w/CD 9/07-  she had surgery for abcesses 11/07.  She is taking multi-vit, iron for anemia, bentyl prn, prilosec 20mg-x2, pentasa  500mg-x5, prednisone 10mg-x6, 6 mp 50mg-x3, Flagyl 250mg-x3


belleenstein
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   Posted 3/5/2008 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
You've heard of standard time and daylight savings time. Now welcome to doctor time. Every hour is a day and every day a year when you are waiting to get news about your health. I don't know how inflammation can be differentiated from scarring on a sbft. I expect that they must have seen evidence of ulcerations or something to suggest inflammation.
Belleenstein:

30+ years living with Crohn's.


stkitt
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   Posted 3/5/2008 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Belleenstein is so right and clever woman too. My hubby had a lab test drawn on Thursday 2/28 and we were told it would take 6-10 days for results...........What?? I could go on a cruise in that time frame.
 
The waiting is the hardest part in my opinion as I want the results so I can deal with them good or bad.
 
I wish you a good outcome for your daughter and you have my support.
Kitt
 
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bentwistle
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   Posted 3/5/2008 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
When is your daughter's follow-up appointment? It always amazes me when I hear about issues like this.
It's kind of novel to me, as we generally dont get our lab results or tests sent directly to us in Canada. If there's a problem seen, the doctor's office calls and schedules an appointment. At that time the findings are discussed and explained (and treatment options discussed). In some ways I'd like to have all my records come directly to me, but in other ways I'm glad they don't, otherwise I'd be worrying until I saw the doctor when abnormal results came back.

Hopefully your daughter will continue to improve, I know you've been through a lot,

Bev

hukleberrie
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   Posted 3/5/2008 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctors always call with the results & then I end up requesting copies so I have my own file. (I find the doctor's send me to other doctors & somehow no one has copies or the PCP never sent test results to the new doc or something so I always have my own file I take. I learned the hard way.)

I have a lot of the same symptoms as your daughter. I recently had a sbft too, and I think the results are similiar (although I am all new to this so I am not sure). I didn't have any strictures, just "clumping of contrast" due to what they believe is inflammation. It's a: it's a good thing, no strictures or fistulas, but still not good because there is active disease.
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lil-momma
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   Posted 3/5/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all your input! Btw, I never have liked messing with the time but maybe the Dr's time you are referring to needs to be revised =)
Her follow-up is the 13th. I need to add a few more ?'s, please. They switched her entocort 4 mg - 3 a day (which she had been taking since sept.) to prednisone 10 mg - 6 a day. She has been taking prednisone for 2 weeks tomorrow. She already has a very puffy face. I know that is a side effect but didn't imagine it to come on so quickly???? Also, any suggestions as to what is causing her the sharp, shooting pains she is having.......is that from inflammation?
Dx w/UC in 2001 - controlled by diet.
Mother to 15 yr old daughter dx w/CD 9/07-  she had surgery for abcesses 11/07.  She is taking multi-vit, iron for anemia, bentyl prn, prilosec 20mg-x2, pentasa  500mg-x5, prednisone 10mg-x6, 6 mp 50mg-x3, Flagyl 250mg-x3

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