To date, Oleander has seen 3 family practice docs, one surgeon and one gastrointestinal specialist. She has been on meds for IBS, had an ultrasound, a HIDA scan, been tested for Celiacs, and gastroparesis, and had a complete blood work-up. The conclusion is that she is perfectly normal and there just isn't an explanation for her ailment. Since she only seems to be in discomfort for a short time after each meal, and is otherwise happy and content, the docs have decided to just wait and see if this just eventually resolves on its own. All good news in my book.
The question has been raised, could her ailment be related to her unusual living situation, or home sickness. Believe me, we have all visited this question on more than one occasion, and the overwhelming consensus has been, Oleander is incredibly happy and well adjusted and would have nothing but pursuit of her vocation as is.
And so we are left with the mystery, and to just wait it all out. She has begun taking probiotics, and we are hopeful they will help, but there is not much else to be done than to continue to pray for her.