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Catrina Johnson

Pike County, Kentucky
My name is Catrina, I am a stay at home mom to 3 children. My days consist of taking care of my children, but online where everyone has the ability to connect and share information I have the obligation to spread the word of a rare disorder called Hirschsprungs Disease. My son who is now 3 has... Full Bio
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Part 2 of Dylan's Journey with Hirschsprung's Disease-The corrective surgery by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health After finally getting the diagnosis of Hirschsprung's Disease, the next step for Dylan was a corrective surgery called a pull ... Read on »
Part 2 of Dylan's Journey with Hirschsprung's Disease-The corrective surgery by Catrina Johnson 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health After finally getting the diagnosis of Hirschsprung's Disease, the next step for Dylan was a corrective surgery called a pu ... Read on »
Popcorn is officially a "No, No" in our house by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health So recently Dylan has gained some weight, looking healthy, and I actually thought that just maybe his Hirschsprungs Journey was getting a bit easier, or "outgrowing" th ... Read on »
Post op Check up-things seem to be ok! by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Dylan went for a check up Feb. 17th with his original surgeon Dr. Beals. We had been scheduled to go back to Cincinnati to see Dr. Levitt but had to cancel due to th ... Read on »
Pyloric Stenosis Information by Catrina Johnson Posted in: General Discussion in Children with digestive disorders Pyloric stenosis is a condition in which a baby's pylorus gradually swells and thickens, which interferes with food entering the intestine. The pylorus is the connection bet ... Read on »
Re-do Pull-thru (Jan. 6, 2009) by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Our new year began with heading out to Cincinnati for Dylan's re-do pull-thru surgery. Everything went very well, there was no complications with bowel prep, and after sur ... Read on »
Recovering and Restarting by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health My last post was about Dylan being sick again. After being sick with watery diareaha and vomitting for 6 days and not eating and barely drinking and not getting any help ... Read on »
Recovering and Restarting by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health My last post was about Dylan being sick again. After being sick with watery diareaha and vomitting for 6 days and not eating and barely drinking and not getting any hel ... Read on »
So Far, So good...Potty Training is finished. by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I am more than happy to report that potty training is officially over for Dylan. He has done rather well since his 4th birthday and things continue to be fine. We a ... Read on »
So Far~So good by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As of today, coming up on the ending of July and going on almost 2 months since Dylan's last episode of stomach bug symtpoms...just praying he continues to do well. Dy ... Read on »
Tackling the potty- One step at a time by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health It's no secret that Ive been concerned about Dylan's potty training ability. Along with this rare disorder causing tons of enterocolitis episodes it also affects kids ... Read on »
The start of something else, yet another problem by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Dylan conquered his first surgery like a pro, he did have some problems a few months afterwards with entercolitis and scar tissue. After several months of chec ... Read on »
The start of something else, yet another problem by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Dylan conquered his first surgery like a pro, he did have some problems a few months afterwards with entercolitis and scar tissue. After several months of ch ... Read on »
This ugly thing called Hirschsprungs....its sneaky.... by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I may not be a doctor, a surgeon, a nurse, or even a scientist...but it doesn't take a genuis to figure some things out. This thing called Hirschsprung's, well it is diffic ... Read on »
Tips for thickening loose stools by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health As everyone knows,Dylan has struggled with having loose stools. We are trying different things with the "trial and error" attitude. At this point we have nothing to lose, an ... Read on »
Tips for thickening loose stools by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As everyone knows,Dylan has struggled with having loose stools. We are trying different things with the "trial and error" attitude. At this point we have nothing to lose, and ... Read on »
Update: Dylan's hanging in there, waiting on surgery by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Yesterday was a week since we came home from the hospital, the irrigations are torture but are helping Dylan so much. He is back to his normal weight of 36 lbs (he was a lit ... Read on »
Update: Dylan's hanging in there, waiting on surgery by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Yesterday was a week since we came home from the hospital, the irrigations are torture but are helping Dylan so much. He is back to his normal weight of 36 lbs (he was a littl ... Read on »
We have accomplished our biggest Hirschsprung's Milestone! by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I officially have a potty trained 4 year old little boy....I must confess I could not be any prouder!!!! Dylan has done really well with the laxative and fiber supp ... Read on »
Yet another journey begins.... by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Dylan has accomplished alot of goals this year, the most important being toilet training and preschool. He started school at the beginning of August and he loves it a ... Read on »