Monday, May 12, 2008

best Mother's Day gift. Ever.

Friday morning was Emma's vcug and the surgery worked! No sign of reflux on the x-rays at all! The beginning of the test was not great, with Emma remembering the last one and being very tense and upset, but once the catheter was in it was all coasting. We still have to get the official news from her urologist, but the results were obvious. I nearly burst into tears when the radiologist said it out loud. She will have a follow-up vcug in about a year just to be sure nothing has changed. We got home and happily poured out the rest of her antibiotics. It's over.

In other news, Ben's appointment last Monday was a good one and we were both very happy with his new opthamologist (we jumped through hoops to switch from one at Children's to another, and it was well worth it). The patching has made some improvement and he can now patch five days a week instead of seven. In three months we'll go back and check again.

I hope all of you moms out there had a wonderful day.

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Blogger Mommyleek said...

Sighing a big sigh of relief for you and your family, Gretchen. So glad that this period of tense waiting is over for you.

5/12/2008 2:47 PM  
Anonymous Robin said...

That's awesome! I've been thinking about you guys.

5/12/2008 3:38 PM  
Blogger The Boys' Mommy said...

Great news...I'm sure you now feel like you can exhale!

5/12/2008 6:35 PM  
Blogger Pearls Mother said...

Congratulations on the great news.
Glad you got such a great present for mother's day.
It's time to relax and enjoy the knitting!!

5/13/2008 5:54 AM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Hooray on all the great news! That's fantastic!

5/14/2008 10:03 PM  
Anonymous Nicki said...

That is fantastic! Yay! i'm so glad its over! And yay on the patching too!!! Definitely a great mother's day for you!

5/22/2008 1:06 PM  
Blogger frectis said...

CongratEs Emma! What great news :)

5/30/2008 11:12 PM  
Blogger Jamisyn said...

I'm so glad that your daughter will be okay. I was born with that same condition and the procedures were horrible. Most of the time, they (hospitals) couldn't find catheters small enough for children...and I had to undergo the procedure frequently.

6/10/2008 8:42 AM  
Blogger The Boot said...

Congrats, Gretchen - what a relief! Poor girl.

7/07/2008 11:05 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I just wanted to stop in and say I love you. Hope everything has been good news since the good news about the surgery!


8/31/2008 11:40 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Hi, Gretchen,
I hope Emma and Ben's news continues to be good. I had strabismus too as a kid.

As a total aside...Natalie and I were reading a gift she got on her first birthday that you may recall..."The Seven Silly Eaters." It's still one of the best stories and illustrations we've ever had. AND now you ARE seven silly eaters, which made me and Natalie smile. We still have and will always have her beautiful knit hat that Charlotte also wore.

I hope all is well with you all.

10/10/2008 1:09 PM  

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