Back We Go!

By Alison July 12, 2005 7 Comments 1 Min Read


Oh Blah! I am sorry to have to tell you that I may have to love you and leave you again.

This morning Finley and I, attended hospital for a check up, and unfortunately because he has lost more weight and his stomach has got bigger, it looks as if we are going to have to back on to a ward to be monitored, while they do some more blood tests, an ultra sound scan on his stomach, and tests for the Celiacs disease and cystic fibrosis, they have not yet ruled out.

At the moment we are waiting for the consultant to call to tell us whether we can stay at home, but the doctor has said it is unlikely, so it looks like another little holiday in Alder Hey.

Finley isn’t unwell: he is eating and sleeping and full of energy, but because he is showing signs of malabsorption and mild anemia, we obviously need to get to the root of the problem.

Thank you for your patience.  I will keep you posted.


  1. Gayla says:

    Oh, Alison, Mark, and Finley, God bless you! I know all of us will be thinking of you and sending you all our love. I am glad to hear he is happy and feeling better, but yes, we do need to find out what is causing the problem. I hope so much that all the tests go well, and you can soon bring him home to stay. We will have you in all our thoughts and prayers, you can be sure of that. Huge hugs! — Gayla

  2. Jennifer says:

    Just wanted to say that I hope they find the cause of Finley's distress quickly. If they do diagnose celiacs disease I want to say that I had it as a child (diagnosed around my 1st birthday) but outgrew it around 10 years old. It was a nuisance, but once on a no gluten diet I was otherwise healthy. Hang in there.

  3. Megan says:

    best wishes. thinking good thoughts.

  4. Kelly says:

    Please know that prayers have been steadily raised for you in Mississippi. They will continue and pray this trip will be speedy and that the root of the problem will be found and treated. Thank you so much for posting the sweet picture of Finley, it helps my children to see who they are praying for!!!-Kelly

  5. kali says:

    I'm so glad to hear that precious little Finley isn't feeling poorly ~ and pray that this horrible ordeal is over soon. Hang In There Alison! xxx

  6. melissa says:

    I have a friend who's having to adjust one of her daughter's diet for Celiacs. It's doable…if that's the problem, it's really something regular folks can deal with. Hope the doctors can hit on the correct diagnosis quickly.

  7. Susana says:

    Little Finn, you are in our hearts. Sending you all our good wishes, Juan, Susana, Diego, Miguel, and Antonio Lucero 🙂

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