Well, Toots had her appointment at pediatric gastroenterology, for her ongoing stomach pain, yesterday. It was largely an exercise in frustration. Two doctors reviewed her history and all the tests that have been done--blood work, colonoscopy, sonograms, CT scans, you name it.
They didn't seem to be sure what else to say. Aside from some minor inflammation, there are no indications of problems. They ordered some more blood tests and a stool test. Something was said about the possibility of inflammatory bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease or colitis.
We return for follow-up in about six weeks. Meanwhile, if her pain persists, we are likely to see more self-injury, suicidal thinking, and furniture throwing.