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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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Check up with Dr. Levitt is officially scheduled by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I havent posted any issues with Dylan lately, because he has done rather well. He hasnt been sick (thank God) and hes just having the regular every day problems with loose b ... Read on »
If all else fails-theres always The Bowel Management Program by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health This is some information from Cincinnati Childrens Colorectal Center, they offer a bowel management program for children with fecal incontinence. Sometimes children suffer f ... Read on »
Dylan's Youtube Video to raise awareness of Hirschsprung's Disease by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's 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 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 »
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 »
It's official-Biopsy shows Dylan still has Hirschsprungs Disease by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health That dreadful anticipated day has FINALLY arrived. Ive been emailing back and forth with the nurse of Marc Levitt's office, keeping in touch every day to see if the results ... Read on »
Cincinnati Children's Hospital-seeing the specialists in colon disorders by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Upon arriving at Cincinnati Children's Hospital from the other hospital in Lexington, I felt a great deal of relief because I knew Dylan was going to be in the ... Read on »
More surgery-hospitalized due to obstruction by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health This post will put us up to date, thanks to you that have bared with me to get all this typed up. I know the below posts were long, but wanted to share Dylan ... 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 »
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 »
Dylan's journey from birth with Hirschsprung's Disease by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health All expecting parents have the vision and hopes of having a healthy baby. On the day that Dylan Chase was born (March 27, 2006) he was perfect and seemed as ... Read on »
Irrigations AGAIN? by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's 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 h ... Read on »
Here we go again.... by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As our appointment date to see Dr. Levitt begins to creep up on us, so does the dreadful stomach bug symptoms. Dylan's day started off normal, he woke up to watch some morning ... Read on »
Check up with Dr. Levitt is officially scheduled by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I havent posted any issues with Dylan lately, because he has done rather well. He hasnt been sick (thank God) and hes just having the regular every day problems with loose bow ... Read on »
If all else fails-theres always The Bowel Management Program by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This is some information from Cincinnati Childrens Colorectal Center, they offer a bowel management program for children with fecal incontinence. Sometimes children suffer fro ... 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 »
Late Digestion: The Large Intest ... by Catrina Johnson Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Late Digestion: The Large Intestine The large intestine represents the terminal phase in digestion. Here, large amounts of water and salts are reabsorbed back into ... 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 »
Hirschsprung's Disease by Catrina Johnson Posted in: General Discussion in Children with digestive disorders Hirschsprungs Disease (congenital aganglionic megacolon) is a birth defect in which nerve cells in the wall of the large intestine do not develop. These nerve cells, called ga ... Read on »
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Information by Catrina Johnson 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Children with digestive disorders Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the intestines. It causes belly pain, cramping or bloating, and diarrhea or constipation. Irritable bowel syndrome is a long- ... Read on »