Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Catherine


Catherine had a well check today and she is now 19# 8 oz. and 27 1/2 in long! I finally received a referral to a GI doctor from her surgeon and I was able to make an appointment last week while we were out of town...for October 1. I was disappointed since I really didn't want to watch Catherine throw up 1-2 times every night for the next 2+ months. I'm realistic that there won't be an overnight fix for this, but I am ready to look at other options and have another opinion. So, while debating on whether to call and beg for an earlier appointment, I received a call at 8:30pm (!) last night wanting to know if we could do an appointment this Thursday since there had been a cancellation. So I am very encouraged and thankful that we will be able to see a GI doctor tomorrow. Hopefully he can shed some light on her situation.
Our visit down to LA was great! The cousins got to visit and play and my siblings, their spouses, and my parents got to visit and play too! One of the highlights of the trip was visiting those friends and family members who had never seen Catherine in person before but had been praying for her right from the beginning. I wasn't ready for the response from these prayer warriors. We visited friends from my parents' church and from the Food Bank where my parents volunteer. I heard things like "I can't believe I am finally holding her", "We've prayed so hard for you!" I saw a few tears even. It just reminded me again how blessed we truly are to have so many who prayed for Catherine, and they still are. I don't know if any of you we saw in LA are reading this, but thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I know that some of you as well are struggling and are in need of prayers. You can count on them.
God Bless you!

3 comments:

Patience said...

Prayers that Catherine's appt goes well and you get some answers. Is she currently throwing up twice a night?

Jessica RN BSN said...

Poor baby I hope they get her fixed up, no fun throwing up all the time. What are they gonna do she can't have a G-J we tried that and it didn't work. Let me know how things go! Give her a big hug for me!

Nicole said...

Patience,
Yes she throws up once or twice a night.
Jessica, I have no idea what they will do. I hope whatever it is works! I will let you know. I can't wait to hear about Xavier!