Category: Gastroenterology

The struggles we face while raising a profoundly cognitively impaired adult son

I spoke recently about some of the struggles we face while raising a profoundly cognitively impaired adult son. This morning presented me with yet another issue that was directly related to how Gavin handles things. When we were at his gastro earlier this week, there were a few issues that… Read more »



Sometimes #Autism can be incredibly frustrating

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It’s been a very frustrating day. We had to totally adjust our plans because Elliott was home sick but we try very hard to roll with the punches. Autism and/or Special Needs parents have to be able to adapt because they living in a ery fluid environment. I was able… Read more »



Here’s why Gavin is returning to @AkronChildrens hospital today

We have our second out of town appointment today. This time it’s for Gavin and it’s with gastroenterology at Akron Children’s Hospital. This is really just a follow-up because there’s some lingering questions surrounding the results of his endoscopy and colonoscopy. I don’t think it’s anything serious but we need… Read more »



This is an unbelievably busy week

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It’s going to be a seriously busy week and it’s going to involve a great deal of driving. Elliott has an appointment at Akron Children’s Hospital in the morning. This is for a medication check with the behavioral health center. The drive will likely be longer than the actual appointment… Read more »



We received confusing results from Gavin’s surgery and I have 4 questions that need answered

We received some confusing information regarding the results of Gavin’s endoscopy and colonoscopy that took place last Friday. I received a phone call explaining that for the most part, his results were good. He does have what the nurse called mild gastritis but there wasn’t an explanation for it. We… Read more »



Here’s how Gavin’s surgery went at @AkronChildrens Hospital today

Unfortunately, I’m not feeling very well tonight and I think it’s my body turning on me because of all the stress. I’m going to make this super quick because there isn’t a great deal of information to share for another week or so. As I said eariler, Gavin’s surgery went… Read more »



A quick update because just got home

We just arrived home. Everything went as well as expected. I’ll explain what they found a little bit later on. Right now I’m going to be bed. Gavin is taking a nap and sleeping off the rest of the anesthesia. I appreciate all the support we’ve been shown in the… Read more »