I told y'all that I'd be updating you on my daughter Michelle's health situation once there was something to report.
First of all...she has been pain free for one week now. Praise the Lord!!! She is so thankful and so are the rest of us.
Secondly...we went to the GI specialist yesterday afternoon and I really expected it to be just a consultation. He looked at all her test results and said that all was normal there (which we already knew). Then he proceeded to ask her the location of the pain, whether it was constant or if it came and went. He asked for family history (you know...all the usual stuff a doctor asks the first time he's seen you). He then pressed on her tummy and as we had said already....there was no pain.
Then he gave his diagnosis. First he said that there was really no need for putting her through further tests. He said that all had been done that he would recommend doing with no results to alarm us. He said that any other tests would probably not show anything either. He then said that from what Michelle described to him and nothing being revealed by testing that she has had (and very well may again) intestinal spasms.
He told her she needs to eat more fiber (which she didn't like but is willing to do) and drink 64 ounces of water a day (which her PCP had already told her to do). He prescribed her a pain reliever that she will place under her tongue when and/or if she has another attack that should relieve it for her. He said that unless she has any more problems and the medication and diet doesn't work to relieve it she won't need to go back to see him.
I'm so thankful that there are doctors that really do care about the patient. He could have very easily been all about getting more money for doing all the tests that Michelle was afraid she'd need. But instead he didn't want to put her through all that unnecessarily. That was such a relief and a blessing.
Thank you all so very much for all your prayers for her and for me. God has been so gracious to us through all of this. Yes I became weak and I struggled a couple of times in those two months of her pain and not knowing the cause...but He forgave me and helped me to come through it just as He did for Michelle.