Alana has been in bed the past 2 days with a headache/stomach pains. It has been awhile since she's felt this way and I almost forgot how pitiful she can be. It keeps her up in the night and she didn't even want to go to church this morning (a sure sign that she isn't feeling well!). Fortunately, she is still eating fairly well and the diarrhea is manageable.
I had to obtain her GI records in order to appeal the insurance company for her Prometheus Lab (that tested for Crohn's). It was a very strange feeling to read in big bold print at the top of the lab report: PATTERN CONSISTENT WITH IBD: CROHN'S DISEASE. All of her inflammation markers were in the normal range but were either 1/10th or 1/100th of a point away from being abnormal except one. She was feeling fine on the day of the test so I wonder how it would have turned out if she'd been ill. I hate that this stupid disease is so difficult to diagnose, and according to her doctor people often have symptoms/tests for 10 years or more before something is found. I also hate fighting the insurance company to get them to pay for much needed labs/procedures!
As always, thank you for letting me vent It stresses me out when she doesn't feel well and it affects the entire family. But tomorrow is a new day!