Monday, June 23, 2008

Happy Monday!!!!

Ugh! Sorry its been so long!!! Its been crazy crazy crazy here! Mostly my mom but Princess Bear has had a few moments as well! Man...after almost a week of only 2-3 hours of sleep a night I honestly if I could sleep enough!!! Today we drove to Champaign which was an hour and 45 minute trip. No blood shed on the way! I was quite proud of my mom & myself! PB did very well too. We went up to see a new GI Dr. for PB. This man was incredible! I mean every Dr in the world should be like this man! So kind & caring. He answered all the questions my mom & I had and even some we didn't think to ask. Told us the risks and benefits of everything. Took lots of time with us. Simply amazing!!! He want PB to have a pH probe study done. For those of you who don't know what that is its not the worlds most fun test and frankly I wasn't looking forward to it but it was the only test he wanted done and with some pretty valid reasons. Ooops I digress! A pH probe study is when a pH probe (duh!) is inserted through the nose, down the throat and into the stomach. It has to be left in place for 24 hours and the person is supposed to eat as normally as possible so the results are as accurate as possible. Its been about 2 years since we've done one and I see the reason for it. I just can't even fathom convincing my balls to the wall child who stops for nothing, never sits still and doesn't like bodily invasion of any sort to keep this in for 24 hours. A few years ago they put splints on her arms and she still managed to yank it out once (and then you get to start all over again!) Anyway I asked the Dr. about the splints or what other options we have and he decided to wait 2 more years until PB was a bit older. He didn't want to subject her to something that might not have accurate results...... G-d bless the man!

Things have been hopping here and I'm sure there is lots more to report in but frankly I'm beyond brain dead! We have a birthday party at Chuck E Cheese tonight. I'm not looking forward to it. My daughter is 5 and I've managed to never take her there! Guess it was a good run! I'm going to hope my daughter will chill out for awhile so I can at least zone off for a bit if not actually get a nap in!!!


HM Sarah Siggy

2 comments:

Heather said...

Sarah, I feel for you. If I had to go through what you're describing with my youngest daughter, particularly, I think I would go insane from frustration. There is simply NO WAY she would cooperate.

Hope you get some much needed rest today!

Susan said...

Sweetie, you need to sleep. Trust me, I know about non sleep. Glad you found a doctor that listens and is understanding. I feel your Chuck Your Cheese pain. I cannot stand that place, not even a little bit.