Um... so now I'm wishing our problem was constipation. Maren is pooping like a champ. (Thanks for your prayers.) The problem is, her belly is still mucho grande. The protein in her blood is low (why that makes her belly big, I don't know) and we're tyring to figure out why. Labs will be drawn and poop and urine samples will be sent out to diagnose Maren's problem. The hope is that this is a fluke-- her Albumin is low, so we'll give her some more through an IV and Maren will go home. The fear is that the problem is more complicated-- Protein-Losing Enteropathy.
With each doctor that walks into Maren's room, I become more concerned. Their messages range from, "It may be nothing. Let's not worry until the labs come back," to "PLE isn't the end of the world."
Anyone's knees sore yet? To be honest, I'm not sure what to ask anyone to pray for. I don't really understand, and I really don't think the doctors understand 100%. I'm certain that God gets it. Please pray that Maren will get well and that she'll come home soon.
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