Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Sure, she looks happy now................

This is Jess minus a few EKG tabs home after being at the hospital this morning. Will it ever end? Does it? Sometime last month at a regular doctos appt. they noticed she had a heart murmur. I guess most kids do. They still wanted to run tests on her. This meant getting her in the car and driving down to the hospital for some tests. About 30 minutes later, Daddy called and asked for my help, as Jessica was NOT going to let this happen. Having just been at the ER and being terrorized, anything to do with Doctors or the hospital completely freaks her out.
Off I went and there she was. Screaming while laying down on the table, shaking her head "no". The nurse gave me the "you better come up with something" look as she was ready to call it quits. Jess was not allowing any EKG tabs to be placed on her. Daddy quickly picked up "Little E", stuck an EKG tab on her belly and then attached the wire...all to prove that even the baby wouldn't cry and this was really "no big deal". Nothing was going to work though. After about 5 mintues of trying to figure out what would work, we pinned her down. Not exactly what I wanted to do, but it worked. After pinning her down and putting 12 tabs with 12 wires hooked on to her, she calmed down. I said anything stupid (yet funny to a 3 year old) I could think of. She was finally able to breath and the EKG was complete. Then it was time for the chest Xray. Daddy was able to handle that one all by himself.
The whole experience made me sad. Not that Jess won't be fine, I'm sure she will be. But it makes me sad for the families that do this all the time because they have to. Because they're child has cancer, or something really wrong. I promised Jess that I would take her to the Wild Animal Park (which I am doing later today) so that she would "work with us". What do parents with really sick children promise? Tomorrow?
We'll find out Jan 17th what the EKG and the chest X-ray reveal. Until then I take Emma to an orthopedic specialist to find out why she tip toes all the time. Good times! Fun stuff!


At 1:12 PM, Blogger Connie said...

Good goddess, Aimee! I hope all is well with Jess. Still, I'm worried YOU'RE gonna need an EKG, etc. after all this stress.

Thinking of you all :0)

At 3:39 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Keeping fingers crossed all is well with both girls. Keep us posted!

At 12:55 PM, Blogger Meg said...

I hope the results for Jessica are good news.....and hoping to ease your mind about Emma- we have two bio children (checked out and perfectly fine)who tip toe.....come to find out- my husband tip toed (even with shoes on)- and when I watch closely- the grown man STILL does it.......!

At 6:45 PM, Blogger Beth said...

I hope everything is okay with Jess and with Emma. My goodness sweetie, are you drinking wine yet? I will be thinking of you. It is no fun to hold your child down that is for sure.

At 4:59 PM, Blogger tracy said...

Wishing you the best!


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