Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Most AMAZING Christmas Gift EVER!!!

Over the past 6 or 7 months our family has been somewhat quietly enduring a crisis situation.


Baby Boy has several health conditions that affect his life daily; however, we do not dwell on the negative - we remain positive and encourage him and ourselves to live our lives to the fullest.

We've made several trips to the doctor's office, to various lab facilities and finally a couple of weeks ago, as you know, Baby Boy had to have a little bit of surgery. I guess I can tell you now, he had a series of three biopsies.


* * * I'll take this moment and just mention right here and now that I am the kind of parent who leaves . . . shall we say . . . an impression. For better or for worse, once medical staff has met me, I'm rarely forgotten. I'm not pushy or rude, just a tireless advocate for Baby Boy, if you know what I mean. I have an extremely strong Mama Bear complex. * * *


So . . . we've had to endure I don't know how many series of blood tests, another series of fairly invasive tests that Baby Boy won't let me tell you about, a probe test (don't ask), and finally the three biopsies. Every test was more stressful than the last AND we kept getting inconclusive results. It's been frustrating and somewhat paralyzing as we've just been sort of "marking time" in a daze waiting to hear some real results of all of this hard work.

Well . . . on Christmas Eve, while everyone else was at home with their families cooking and shopping and enjoying the hustle and bustle of the season, a very sweet nurse took time out of her day to give me a phone call.


These were her words:

"I was on my way home and we're going to be closed for a few days over the Christmas break, but I noticed that Baby Boy's results came back and I remembered how concerned you and Mom #2 were, so I thought I'd go ahead and call you. All of his biopsies came back crystal clear. He's fine. You don't need a follow up appointment. Come back in for a check-up in 6 months, and you don't have to put it on your calender, I'll give you a call. Have a Merry Christmas."


*SIGH*


It's finally over.


Merry Christmas!




Until next time . . .


14 comments:

SabrinaT said...

What a wonderful, amazing, Christmas gift for you all!! YEAH!!! I hope you all have a WONDERFUL BLESSED CHRISTMAS! Give Baby Boy a squeeze from Bree in Japan....

Wendy Hawksley said...

This is wonderful for you and Baby Boy. I am VERY happy to hear this and hope you all can enjoy a happy, lovely, and very Merry Christmas today and carry that joy into the weekend and beyond!!!

I will be keeping Baby Boy in my thoughts and continually hoping for positive things to come your family's way.

Rose said...

Thank goodness for good people!

regularmom said...

Oh thank God. What a nice nurse, too. You all have a great holiday. And go out and get yourselves some extra toys. You totally deserve it.

Freakmom said...

That is wonderful to hear! What a nice nurse, she really is an angel in white.

Merry Christmas!!

Ami said...

I'm so glad for your good and happy news. Hugs to you all, and Merry Christmas!

obimomkenobi said...

Yeah!

Jason, as himself said...

That is so great to hear. And that nurse who took the time out of her busy Christmas Eve? It just goes to show what a difference one person can make in the lives of other people.

I'm so glad for you and your family.

Hula Hank said...

Hmmm... I can sense you acting a certain scene from Terms of Endearment.

Was your nurse Mrs Claus by chance?

Mom to Mr. Q and Miss E + 7 said...

That is so awesome !!! Merry Christmas.

Rachel said...

I'm so glad to hear the good news! How sweet of the nurse to let you know so you wouldn't have that worry during Christmas.

hollysjoy said...

That is so wonderful! That is an amazing nurse!

Revel in your joy.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Nothing is worse than worrying about your own child. That nurse is an angel!

amy@thefoilhat.com

Kathy said...

I've been out of the loop for a while not keeping up with others' blogs (I think I'm back now). I'm sorry to hear of your trials, but soooo glad for the good news.

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