A big thank you to everyone who has been praying for us. I know the Lord is hearing your prayers. We have so much to be thankful for.
First off. We got a minivan yesterday!!! Did you see all those exclamation marks? Yes, I am really that excited. What a great way to mark Kanon’s 2 month birthday- driving somewhere all together. It’s really hard to believe that we have gone 2 months without going anywhere as a family or me out with all the kids (driving anyways). We have been walking a ton, which we totally love. It’s one of the really great things about where we live. But it will be so nice to resume going to story time every week and to be able to get to church as a whole family. I never thought I would be excited about a minivan. In fact, I used to say I would never drive a minivan; I was going to be one of those moms that drove something cool like a suburban. That is just another lesson to never say never. I’ve stopped saying it. Everything I’ve said never to has happened. Anyways, we totally love our minivan. It is really more than we thought we would ever be able to get. It’s silver, has heated leather seats (which we will be wonderful in this cold weather), and a DVD player. I know; it’s great.
Second, the CT Scan. It was scheduled for 10 am this morning. He was to be sedated so I could not feed him past 5 am, and then he could have clear fluids until 7 am with nothing past that. We were to arrive at the hospital at 9 am. I had really been so nervous about the whole sedation thing. I lost a lot of sleep over it….just lying in bed praying. Please Lord protect him. Let him wake up from the sedation. My father-in-law (who is a doctor) once said, “Whenever you can avoid being sedated, avoid it. There’s just always a chance you won’t wake up.” Funny how two little sentences caused me so much fear. So really I just wanted to skip today. But the Lord works all things together for good. Yesterday when the nurse called to give me the sedation instructions she put me on hold for a few minutes double checking if he was old enough to be sedated- the answer was yes. Well this morning, since I hadn’t nursed since 5 am, I pumped before we left for the hospital. A few minutes after registering they inform me he is too young to sedate- too young by one day. Praise God! Now they just want me to get him to sleep. yeah, right. I don’t have anything to feed him, he is starving and tired, there are bright lights everywhere, and it is noisy. So I got him to sleep about 6 times with him waking up to any movement. After an hour and a half and a lot of praying, he was asleep. Now on the walk down to the CT scan the nurse tells me that he cannot make the slightest movement or it will mess everything up, and we cannot do this scan twice because it is such a high level of radiation. “Ok, thank you. Now can you please tell me something that I might just have a little control over.” Really, what did she want me to do? Well, I prayed. and prayed. and prayed. I never stopped until that scan was over. He didn’t move a muscle! Such a miracle. We should get the results in 2-3 days. I’m not half as worried about the results as I was about the actual scan.