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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Round 2: Winner- Gabriella!

We went today for more testing..... much easier testing at that.

Only a minor snafu threw me off track today but we quickly bounced back. I had not heard back from our nurse to find out what information I needed to retain for myself from this appointment, and was 10 minutes from checking in at the clinic when I called. Our nurse is on vacation, 2 of her assistants were out of the office and another busy. I felt bad, but kinda threw it all onto the receptionist as she was my 5th phone call to talk to someone. I told her I needed to make sure the blood got sent out from Tuesday and find out what I needed from today's appointment. I got so aggravated at the lack of communication I told her something I feel bad about now. I said "You guys do this more frequently that not, and I've never done this before. I need some guidance". It was then she gathered all my information and testing schedule and told me she'd call me right back. And that she did. She called back to verify the blood was sent to Loma Linda (now I just need to call them and make sure they got it) and told me what information to grab from today. She was sweet, and thorough, which put my mind at ease.

2 simple tests today. We had a renal ultrasound, checking kidneys, liver and bladder. We headed over for a chest and tummy X-ray. I got all the results, as well as the MRI results, on a disc and we walked out an hour later, and pain free. I was grateful for today, and feel we accomplished so much. Only an echo and stress test next week and we should be going to SoCal for our intake interview next!!!!!!

I have so much on my plate this week and will be cramming it all into tomorrow, so this will probably be my last blog of this working week. 3 tutus to make, 6 dining room chairs to reupholster for my sister in law, a glider to reupholster for my niece, and some bermuda shorts to make from pants for my mom. That's the kind of busy work I like!

I have one major prayer request for the weekend. My Gabriella is getting so thin. She's lost a pound and a half since June 26, and when you only weighed 38 and a half pounds to start, that's big. Even our old babysitter we went to see today said she looked so skinny, and she does. She's always been such a fantastic eater and now I am short of paying her to eat one meal a day. I have considered Pediasure and other supplement types of drinks, but I can't even get her to drink stuff she LIKES. Even her mood is changing, which I am sure is due to lack of nutrition and energy. Her eyes look a bit sunken and her overall morale is just not of her normal self. She finally ate some dinner last night which was the first good meal she ate since Saturday. And today she ate a decent lunch. Please pray her eating gets better and she gains her normal self back. She knows she needs food to keep her healthy and strong, and that's exactly what we want for her!
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