When the girls came home last June, I immediately asked that they be tested for parasites. I had a bad feeling they both had them, judging by the totally disgusting quality of their poop. The doctor from the hospital assured me he would have them both checked.
Surprisingly, all their tests came back negative.
Except, the poop never got any better. After another month, I asked the pediatrician if she was absolutely, positively sure that Francesca did NOT have any parasites. They told me she was fine and to try her on a probiotic and call them in a few weeks.
So I waited, but I just knew something was not right, so I asked her to check the lab work that was done back in June. Well, lo and behold, Francesca had only been tested for one parasite. So, I collected more scary samples and guess what? Yep, she had a parasite.
After Victoria had her cleft palate repaired, she went through some scary digestive issues. Weeks and weeks went by and she was no better. This time I called her GI doctor who said she might have gotten something in the hospital. They told me to give her bananas and rice and call back in a few weeks.
There was no way bananas were going to clear this up! I requested that they check the results of Victoria's tests back in June. The GI doctor discovered that Victoria had never even been tested for Giardia!
I was mad!! For five months my poor baby had Giardia and we never knew!!
So, I am happy to report that Victoria finally no longer has any stomach cramps and has gained another two pounds!!!! She is eating everything!
Stupid doctor. I sure would like to send him a special present, perhaps a little mircroorganism. At least it would be a gift that keeps on giving.