Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Procedure Complete

Well, the bone marrow draw is finished (whew)! William went right to sleep and woke up well. After waking up, he had a bottle of milk, then he was ready to play! He's been his normal sweet, playful self at home this afternoon.
We should know about Leukemia by tomorrow - no news is good news, right? The sideroblastic testing will take a little longer. It is not common, therefore only certain radiologists read it and it has to be sent off (along with several other tests). We have another appointment in two weeks to get all the results. At least the hope is that they will all be back by then.
We have been incredibly blessed by each and every one of his doctors and all of the staff that we have dealt with. Everyone has been so very kind and helpful, sweet and thoughtful. We are so appreciative of the care we've received from his providers. Though everyone has been great, I must say, it is easy to tell that St. Francis is definitely geared for children. We felt very assured that we were in the best possible human care.
Here are several pictures from our day:
We started off with an exam from Dr. Kirkpatrick. You can see the playground equipment out the window from his exam room. See what I mean about geared for children? They also have an indoor play room.
Next up was an IV and blood draw for more lab work. They taped the IV to his hand and he wasn't sure what he thought of it until Daddy got one, too. Okay, things aren't so bad now!

While waiting for William's procedure to be done the girls worked on school, then studied anatomy while they took apart this human model. Sarah wasn't too thrilled about dissecting a human (even if it was plastic) and thought the squishy parts were "just gross!" She watched from the other side of the room. I'm thinking midwifery might be out now?

After the procedure, waiting for our precious boy to wake up...

Back at home and back to his sweet self...he sure does love his little brother!

"Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to usward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered." Psalm 40:5

1 comment:

  1. Well, one procedure down...I am so glad everything went so smoothly and will continue prayers for his healing. Our hearts and prayers are with you all!
    BTW, I am not great at the "squishy" parts either, but in the context of midwifery, no problem! so don't write sarah off yet!
    Love to all,


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