Sunday, April 27, 2008
Sorry it has been so long since I last posted, life has been busy, here is the rundown. Last weekend Kam and I had the opportunity to finally hang out with some friends. We had our friends Marci and Michael and Nick and Elizabeth over for a barbecue. We had a good time trying to cook over a fire instead of a grill. It was nice to hang out with some friends and have some adult conversation. Kam has been busy studying for finals. He has a final on Tuesday and then again on Wednesday. He gets a break until the week after in which he will have three more. I have been keeping myself busy this week with Enrichment night, working and taking care of Ellison.
Ellison is doing great. We thought she may have had an ear infection because she has been pulling at her ears a little this week. We took her into the doctor and he said everything was fine! She has been trying more and more to crawl and I am sure she will figure it out soon! She is so wiggly and we practically wrestle with her when we hold her (specifically in church)! I know I am biased, but she is the cutest baby ever, and we are constantly stopped by strangers who tell us so. I am sure this is one of the perks of being a mom right?
Work has been going well, but we have been busy! I am seeing about 9 patients a day on average and am still in the intensive care units. I also have some great news to report. When I had my surgery the doctor drew a lot of labs on me to test for clotting disorders. He said that usually people don't have a clot as big as mine unless there is some underlying reason. He did also mention the idea that during the pregnancy everything just came together (the weight of the baby on my veins, blood being thicker, being on bedrest and having a narrowing in my vein) which could have caused the clot. So I went for my six week follow up from surgery and he let me know that all the tests came back negative, but one Lupus Anticoagulant, they were unable to tell if I had it or not (this is a more severe clotting disorder than the others tested). So he drew another lab to test for this particular clotting disorder. That was all about 3 weeks ago. So I called on Monday to get the report and they said that the pathologist wasn't done reviewing the lab work...Pathologist? I didn't know they reviewed the lab work! So I wait through Tuesday and call again on Wednesday. The office staff inform me the nurse is busy and will call me back...but doesn't. So I wait through Thursday. Each day I am becoming more and more anxious at knowing the results. On Friday I call and am informed that the nurse is out of the office. I display some mild irritation on the phone and they finally get another nurse to tell me the numbers. She tells me the number is a little high, but didn't know what that meant so I would have to call on Monday and ask the doctor. I was so irritated to think I would have to wait through the weekend again!
It just so happens that I had to work the weekend and low and behold who do I see...Dr. Neglen. What luck! He tells me that the lab work came back fine and he had talked with the pathologist personally to make sure. So, now I wait 5 or 6 months and go back for surgery again. I was so happy to hear that I didn't have a clotting disorder, and was able to rest that worry.
Last night Kam and I went out for sushi to celebrate! Anyhow, besides my long story this blog is somewhat disinteresting so sorry about that! I hope you all have a great week! Enjoy some random pictures!