This is going to be a short post. Anyway, I called Sax's GI doctor to find out what is going to happen at his appointments this week. The first one says "GI Test," location, time, and fasting instructions, and information about eating foods containing a "contrast agent." The next 2 say "GI Test Day 2" and "GI Test Day 3" with dates, times, and locations, and that's it. When you have other children to take care of/make arrangements for, this information isn't very helpful.
I told the guy who answered I had 2 main questions - How long are the tests going to take, and what do they entail?
Here is what I was told:
Sax will have to eat eggs, bread, and milk with a contrast agent. Then he will have to have x-rays done. The guy I spoke with was going to double check with the exact times but told me what he thought. The first will be right after he eats, then they will be 1, 2, 4, 6(?), 8, 12(?), 24, and 48 hours later, which will give them a view of his stomach, large and small intestines, and his colon.
I laughed and told him that Sax doesn't like eggs. What are they going to do then? He was supposed to check and get back to me, as well as with the exact times. Hopefully he'll call tomorrow, but I'll just prepare for the longest day..... There's going to be a LOT of waiting in between.... maybe Sax and I can head to the park or something if it's nice?