Sunday, September 16, 2007

Kid Update

So: the clinic did not ever actually get back to me -- I had to get back to them -- but the lab for celiac disease came back negative; the kid does not have celiac disease. (Yay!)

Since we took her off corn syrup, she's been doing like 100% better. I'm thinking maybe corn syrup allergy might be it. A good thing, since the appointment with the pediatric GI doc, the "next step," according to our PCP, isn't until December 31, 2007.

(Yes! New Year's Eve in Little Rock! Lucky us!)

Which is actually fairly soon for an appointment with a specialist, from what I understand. Yep, nothing wrong with *our* health care system.

2 comments:

Cynthia said...

Yes, the argument against healthcare is that there is a longer wait in Canada. The people who argue this must be healthy and not need to go to doctors. I had to wait 6 weeks to have gall bladder surger and later, 6 weeks to see a cardiologist. In Canada I'm told it might be a couple of weeks, max. We've got to bust the conservative mythology.

Cynthia said...

Oh, and I'm glad avoiding corn syrup is helping. It's my personal belief that a lot of our health problems (including mental as well as physical) are related to food intolerances and allergies that are undiagnosed.