Alexis toured the Radiology Department today.
1. Ultrasound to review her abdomen
2. X-ray to review her abdomen
3. X-ray fluoroscopy to review her stomach, small and large intestines
These appointments were scheduled as 9:50, the 10:15 -- but you can imagine that Alexis style means that we were there from 9:45am until 2pm.
The ultrasound went fine, the x-ray went fine.... but then started the fun. Looking at live pictures of her stomach emptying and then the flow of barium into her small intestines. Alexis' intestines are really in the right order, or at least not as far as the doctors could see. So we took a break (I got lunch), Alexis got to hang out with me. They were hoping that the barium would move further through her system. It did! And I think that made them even more confused. We went back for a simple x-ray and then we took more fluoroscopy studies. And we left without knowing anything more than we did before we went -- they would need to review the video over the weekend, compare it to the studies that were done in 2007 and then try to compare it to the studies that were done in 2006 when she was in the NICU.
Some commentary on the video -
a) Alexis seems relatively pleasant during the first two video clips. She wasn't allowed to have food after 4am, so she was starting to get rather grumpy with no food.... that is the growling, it means "I'm hungry!"
b) I sound like a dork. That is my mom-talking-to-Alexis voice. I hate it, but Alexis thinks it's cute.
c) Alexis is not wearing her glasses because she chewed on them and they were dropped off earlier today to get the lenses replaced. Alexis is not wearing her hearing aids because they were moving her around a lot and it wasn't worth putting them in and then having them whistle / or having them interfere with any x-ray images.
Hope you enjoy!