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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday Test Day

Today we made a little progress, and I do mean a little. Nathan had a test done, I can't remember it's name, but they had to put an IV in so they could inject a radioactive isotope and see what it did. The test was for his bile/gallbladder - we were checking something out with his cyst, not sure what was really happening. What I do know is once they injected the isotope Nathan had to lay still, he was strapped down, on a table for an hour. They turned a movie on for him and thankfully he fell asleep.

After that part was ove the doctor wanted a second part done, that part meant he had to be hooked up to an IV with a slow infusion of something (I also can't remember the name of this thing) while he again layed still and they watched what happened. It's like the longest x-ray ever. For a total of 2 hours he was strapped down to the table under the machine. I would have been a little antsy the whole time but he was great. He watched Finding Nemo and the first part of Madagascar. Thankfully he fell asleep for most of the first part. He woke up and was a little antsy for the last 20 minutes - he was ready to get up.

We don't have any results yet, we won't know anything until tomorrow afternoon. Tomorrow morning he's having an upper GI with small bowel follow-through. That is putting contrast into his belly to see where it goes. This is the test to see if he really does have a fistula in his belly. So we're back to waiting.

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