Monday, October 15, 2012

Prayer Request for Kennedy

Kennedy is going in this morning for a couple procedures at the hospital. She is having a colonoscopy, endoscopy and CT scan done. The first two were ordered by GI to hopefully find the cause for her ongoing stomach issues. She was diagnosed with Lymphocytic Colitis several years ago which we were told was likely a side effect of the chemotherapy she went through. However, the medicine they put her on stopped working early in the year. Her GI doctor here wanted to make sure that it's still JUST the colitis and not a new issue before trying a different treatment so the biopsies they take today will show that, one way or the other.

The CT scan is on her head and neck to see if they can find the cause for the ongoing headaches she's been having lately. They seem to have become a lot less in the last week or so, so that's a good thing! We were really worried for awhile. Still, better safe than sorry... she has lots of wires and plates and other "stuff" in the back of that pretty little head of hers. Her ped just wants to make sure everything is ok which will probably mean sending the scans to her doctor at Shriners for his opinion, but we'll see. I'm just glad they were able to coordinate both tests since she has to be sedated for both. Heaven knows she's no stranger to anesthesia, but any time we can combine, it's a good thing!

Anyway, please keep her in your prayers today!! We should be back home by early afternoon and hopefully we can catch a little nap before I have to pick the other kids up from school. I'll post again and let you know that everything went well.

8 comments :

Holly Aytes said...

Praying for her (and you too)! Just wondering if your dr had ever mentioned that hormones could be the cause of her headaches. We had been told that at one time when Taylor was having lots of headaches. I know that Kennedy dealing with hormone issues isn't something you really want to think about just yet :)

Joy said...

Praying for Kennedy and for you... Hope you guys get some answers!!

Emma Stormy said...

Sending up prayers today! Let us know how it goes! Much love.

Kim said...

Will pray for Kennedy today.

Barbara said...

Praying!!

McCammons said...

Praying for Kennedy and you all today. Hugs.

Anne B. said...

Awww...lots of prayers for good results and answers. You are probably all done by now and I hope you are on your way to or already grabbing a nap!! (((BIG HUGS))) to Kennedy and Mom!!!

Rachel said...

Just prayed for Kennedy! Hope she feels better soon.