Saturday, February 28, 2009

So...the gallstones, among other things

I am trying to make light of the situation, but indeed, Elliot’s gallbladder will need to be removed in the very near future. I think that it is warranted as a pancreatic attack is not something we want to mess around with. Even though, I am not crazy about removing an organ (albeit a superfluous organ) from my two year old boy’s body.

While in the general vicinity, we will also conduct a liver biopsy. The antinuclear antibody (ANA) result still leaves the specialists (and me) puzzled, so we need to determine if indeed it is liver related. I’m trying to stay positive regarding the ANA, as it is a non-organ specific autoantibody.

The question remains: What percentage of patients with autoimmune hepatitis present with the above, since it is not specific for liver antigens? We’ll soon find out. In the meantime, I strangely pray for autoimmune thyroid disease.

God bless my boy. Such a hero.

4 comments:

Tammy said...

We love your boy! We've been keeping Wee E in our prayers and thoughts. Hang in there Momma.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

He IS a hero! We'll be praying hard!

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Oh sweet E! I'm thinking of you dear brave boy!!

Don't Lick The Ferrets! said...

You are in my thoughts! I hope it goes ok! He certainly is quite the fighter!