I got a call from Dr. R (the GI) last night, and he said the rectal biopsy was negative, showed her nerve cells are all as they should be, so no Hirschsprung's here! Good news for us! I knew it wouldn't be, as she just didn't fit the symptom list consistently, but it's good to know for sure. He said that since she is improving, although slowly, with her feeding, we'll give her a few more weeks and reevaluate then regarding the gastrostomy (G-tube) procedure. I still hope we can avoid it. Her lab work looked ok, just a few things that were only the itsiest bit off, folic acid and B12, so were going to follow up with Dr. Y, her pediatrician to keep watch on that.
Also, I want to encourage you to take a few minutes and read this post from Michelle at Big Blueberry Eyes. I know many of you read her blog regularly, but she does an exceptional job at responding to some questions about raising a child with DS, and I think it is SO well stated that I encouraged her to see about publishing. If you have now or ever do have a friend who struggles with a prenatal diagnosis of DS, or even finds out at birth like we did, please share this with them. I think it could save some beautiful little lives. Plus, it is good for us parents, too. Fantastic, Michelle!