Once again our prayers have been answered. I am a little leary of this as we are now two for three in the prayer department. This doesn’t happen, we aren’t this lucky. However lucky or not I am grateful beyond words and recognision.
Jacob had gotten an almost clean bill of health! NO CANCER, NO POLYPS, and no major issues in the large intestine. He does have Diverticulosis, not divertiulitus for that is when the diverticulum is infected and his is not. Diverticulosis however does not cause the bleeding that he experiences. So the next step is to undergo camera endoscopy. Its rather sci-fi, he will swallow a capsule in which a camera and small light is contained. Once swallowed he will put on a vest that contains a computer. For five hours he will wear this vest before returning to the physicians office. Once he returns they will upload the data and will be able to effectively make a complete diagnosis.
Speculation currently given that he is clear from esophogus to stomach, and rectum to colon is that he has an ulcer or two in his small intestines. These will be cleared however with medication only. Surgery is NOT warrented in most of these cases. Jacob has to follow up in 4 weeks, an appointment that undoubtedly I will have to make for him. The doctors office however will call with his date for his camera endoscopy.
To say that we are pleased is the understatement of the year. However we would request that we get a break as we head briskly into 2009. Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes, and I promise tomorrow I will post our good news, and before you all go thinking I some how have been hiding a pregnancy, or that we can do IVF it isn’t that. But to us it is really great!!!