Monday, February 6, 2012
OH WHAT A DAY!!!!!
I started the day off rejoicing about the ways in which the Lord is already using this trial of ours to share about his great love to others thankful for the opportunities. I think he graciously gave me this reminder to prepare me for what was to come later in the day. Both Hannah and Noah had an appointment to see Dr. Chang today. For Hannah it was her normal routine visit and for Noah it was a follow up and another exam. My expectation for the day was to get great results for Hannah and maybe some more info on Noah and an event monitor for him. We were at this visit for almost five hours. The Dr. was very concerned about Noahs heart muscle and told us at one point in the visit that we might go to ER and then transferred to UCLA. He came in 45 min later and told me to hang tight that his partner at UCLA would be calling me to figure out what to do next. He also said that he would need a Catheter test done in the next couple of days or week. This was the same test he said on Wed. that he did not want to do because he thought it was too risky. Then he told me that he saw some abnormal arrythmias with Hannah and wanted to put a 24 hour monitor on her. He said he wants to do a cath on her but will wait until we get Noah stable. WOW! This was a lot to take in as I sat there starring at both of my babies trying to hold in all my emotions for them. If your having a hard time keeping up you can only imagine how I was feeling :) The doctor then left again and came back to have me talk with the Dr. from UCLA she was great and explained that they need to do some extensive tests and asked if we could bring him down tomorrow. I told her I would be there wednesday could he wait until then. She said yes and said they would be calling tomorrow to set up the cath test. This is all very unsettling as they talked about a lot of terms we were unfamiliar with and could not give any real answers except that they are concerned. He had two episodes while we were at the doctor and they put a monitor on him that he is to wear for the next couple of weeks. Please pray for both Noah and Hannah. Pray that the doctors would have wisdom in figuring things out and for us as we want to be strong and set good examples for our kids always looking for ways we can see our father at work.