Monday, September 6, 2010

count your blessings

name them one by one,
count your blessings,
see what God hath done!

Here is a picture of Children's Hospital, for those of you who have never been. While it is an amazing place that provides outstanding services for children, it is a place that I pray we never have to visit again.

Our first visit here took place back in June. A few days after Becca's 2 month vaccines, she was not herself. She didn't want to eat and was screaming uncontrollably. I called her pediatrician, Dr. Geurkink, and she told me to bring her in. Upon Dr. G's examination, Becca seemed to be very sore in her abdominal area. Because of this and the fact that she had just received several vaccines, Dr. G was concerned she may have intussusception - a condition in which the small bowel folds back inside another part of the intestine. The only way to tell if this is the problem is to do an ultrasound or x-ray. Dr. G told me to take her to Children's Hospital immediately and she would call and tell them we were on our way.
I was stunned, shocked - this was not at all what I was expecting. It took everything in me to keep it together in the doctor's office. I managed to make it to the car before I totally lost it.
I called JP, and through my hysteria, managed to tell him what was going on and that he needed to meet me at the house.
We drove down to Children's Hospital and were immediately taken back. The tech was wonderful, and for the most part, Becca did really well. After fussing for a few minutes, she fell asleep.
We had to wait a little while for the pediatric radiologist to look over the ultrasound, and were then informed that everything with her intestines looked great.
The bad news - they found an ovarian cyst.
Dr. G assured me that it was probably nothing to worry about. She attributed it to hormones, and said that a lot of 2 month old baby girls probably have them, we just don't hear about it because not many 2 month old babies have ultrasounds.
We left the hospital feeling much better, but knew that they would want to repeat the ultrasound to ensure the ovarian cyst was not getting larger.

After Becca's 4 month appointment, we scheduled the repeat ultrasound for this past Tuesday. We were told to be there by 8:30 so they could start the ultrasound by 9:00, and anticipating traffic, we left the house around 7:20. Of course there was little to no traffic that morning, so we arrived at the hospital around 7:45.
But no worries, this little girl was very happy!

No anxiety at all:)

She played with Daddy for a little while...

and then smiled for the camera a little more:)

They ended up taking us back early, and Becca was not phased by any of it.

She layed on the table, and other than trying to take the ultrasound wand from the nurse, she looked around and smiled.

We ended up with great results - nothing at all to be concerned about!

This little girl is healthy, and her mommy and daddy thank God for that everyday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love her so much!
She is a dream come true.
Indeed it is a blessing that she is fine.
Rebecca added new joy and hope to my life.
Just to see her smile-----you'll never forget it.