Friday, September 01, 2006

Cisapride

We got word earlier this week that Ellie has been approved to go on to the super, fantastic,gut- stimuating, recalled, potentailly dangerous drug called Cisapride.

Her EKG was great a few weeks ago and she will start on the new drug as soon as we can get it from the pharma company. She will be monitored very carefully and we hope that this will get her slow gut in gear to boost her ability to move things through the dialted portion of her bowel.

This delays her next surgery for a while and if all goes well could take the place of another trip to the OR. Avoiding the OR is always a good thing.

We'll have to see.

4 comments:

Martha Brogan said...

Happy Birthday, Nooka!

Sophie said...

I remember when cisapride was pulled from the market (6-7 years ago)-it used to be a competitor of Prevacid. Many doctors were quite upset because it helped so many patients-especially children. I hope it helps move things through Ellie's system!

See you guys soon XO

Marge said...

I can't believe your daughterr is standing up, most babies dond't do that until they are 10 or 11 months old. She is unbelievable, you two have done a wonderful job with her. By the way, does she know how to get down or does she fall? Aunt Marge

Marge said...

I can't believe your daughterr is standing up, most babies dond't do that until they are 10 or 11 months old. She is unbelievable, you two have done a wonderful job with her. By the way, does she know how to get down or does she fall? Aunt Marge