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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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Bye Bye Hirschsprung's --- Hello Autism by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health It has been quite a while since I have posted anything. Of course that means our Hirschsprungs journey is still in off mode...No problems, no issues, just a lot of trips to ... Read on »
christmas2 by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Chocolate Lime Snowflakes American Lung Association Holiday 5x7 folded cardGet custom holiday cards online at Shutterfly.com.View the entire collection of cards. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Hirschsprung's Disease Awareness and Fund raisers by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Ok Hirschsprungs parents....I was ready to make a closing post and call it quits with blogging since Dylan has done soo well with potty training and it feels that our Hirsc ... 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 »
"Fiber Choice" The perfect fiber supplement that kids will actually eat! by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I haven't researched this product, so I am not sure if many physicians recommend this or not but Dylan seems to love it and it he could sure use more fiber in his di ... Read on »
"Fiber Choice" The perfect fiber supplement that kids will actually eat! by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I haven't researched this product, so I am not sure if many physicians recommend this or not but Dylan seems to love it and it he could sure use more fiber in his d ... Read on »
A birthday is a blessing in so many ways by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health This past Saturday, March 27th was Dylan's 4th birthday! I cannot help but to feel so blessed this time every year. When he was born there was that small doub ... Read on »
A little success brings alot of HOPE! by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Dylan's fourth birthday is coming up in a few weeks. Everyone knows that I have taken this potty training thing slowly, not forcing him to do it afraid that forcing him ... Read on »
Laxatives, Irrigations, and Probiotics --Oh my by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Anyone that knows anything about Hirschsprungs Disease can tell you the facts. The first fact is that every child with this disorder requires an operation to remove the ... 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 »
Night Time Tummy Troubles by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I know I have said time and time again, that I am blessed that Dylan is well and healthy, things could always be worse (and thank god they arent). But I must know, when wil ... Read on »
Jan 2010 ~1 year anniversary of Dylan's second Pull-thru surgery by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Christmas is over, the new year has begun. January 6, 2010 marked a special time for us.....a new year, and Dylan's official 1 year post operative anniversary. Though i ... 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 »
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 »
Dylan's Youtube Video to raise awareness of Hirschsprung's Disease by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health This video was made in hopes to raise awareness of Hirschsprung's Disease. Truly shows the ups and downs of what these kids go through battling a rare intestinal disorder... ... 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 »
Irrigations AGAIN? by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health With Dylan's recent episode of bad bacteria overgrowth, I contacted Dr. Levitt who has advised us to start irrigations again. And anytime he takes these episodes. Dylan only ... Read on »