Sunday, April 1, 2012

Rosemary Beach & Emma's CT Scan, ABR, & Ultrasound

We an outstanding week in Florida! We stayed in a little neighborhood in the panhandle called Rosemary Beach. Our house was across the street from the family pool and the playground in the neighborhood - we couldn't have asked for a better location. Lexie rode her bike to the beach every day too, it was really fantastic! Initially, Emma was a little hesitant to stand in or play in the sand but after about 2 hours each day she would venture out off our lap and even into the ocean a bit!  Here are a few pictures...
Lexie & Daddy @ Beach Bonfire

 Lexie & Emma playing on the beach

Emma got so tan on this vacation. I promise I used SPF 50 - she just tans really well!!
This girl loves ice cream - one of the many cones consumed over the past week
Daddy and his girls

The best part of the week was swimming at the pool. I got these flotation devices for both the girls.  Lexie used them for the first part of the week but by the end wanted to 'practice' her swimming. Emma used them the entire time and left us free to not worry about her 100% of the time!

Back to reality!  Tomorrow is Matt's first day back to work. Emma and I have to be at U of M at 7:30 am for Emma's CT Scan, ABR (a hearing test that requires Emma to be sedated), and an ultrasound of her kidneys. She will be under anesthesia for all of this so I am praying that she does well with that.

They are doing the ultrasound because a few weeks ago our pediatrician's nurse practitioner  found something on Emma's ear called an 'ear pit' (nice that our ENT did not pick up on this BTW!). Apparently kiddos that have ear pits & hearing loss sometimes also have Kidney issues (a syndrome called BOR). So they just want to make sure her Kidneys are functioning and growing as they should.

Emma is freaking smart, cute, and fits into our family perfectly. I know that we can face anything medically that comes up with her but right now I pray that we learn tomorrow that her kidneys are alright and that her hearing loss is not progressive (not sure if/when we will find this out though).

I will post an update when we know more over the next few days. Thank you all who have sent me notes, called, invited me over, etc over the last 3 weeks. I love that our friends and family are so supportive and willing to jump right in to do what they can to help!

1 comment:

Kam said...

So glad that you had a great vacation! Will be praying for the testing today...much love~