Now I understand why the GI doctor wanted to bring Nathan back in to repeat the anal menometry test. It’s not showing consistent patterns. What we are concluding is that the nerve endings are relaxing and contracting the muscles irregardless of whether there is stool in his intestines that needs to be moved out. This suggests that he may have something called tethered spinal cord. We need a MRI of his back to determine if this is the problem. If it is, then spinal surgery is in order.
I don’t even know what to say. At this point I don’t care what it is as much as I care that there is something we can do to relieve his pain.
“I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” – Psalm 27:13
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