Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Dr visits, health issues

Zoe had her 12 month check up and Lana had a Dr appointment too scheduled for today. Despite us still feeling ill, we got dressed and went, because we had a list of things to talk with the Dr about.

Zoe's growing well. In the seventy somethingth % for weight and 95th for height.
I told the Dr her hands and feet turn blue sometimes and occasionally her lips do too. He said the hands and feet don't worry him but the lips do. He listened to her heart and she has a murmur. So she's going to have the ECG done, and I don't know if she'll have the ultrasound one done too. He's setting that up. I'm trying not to get too worried at this point. But mums can't help it.

Then onto Lana. She has a mole on her leg that will need removed in a couple years.

She has excema.

She's getting surgery on her eye, to put something in her eye permenantly to keep the duct open and drain the fluid. He's going to set that up and call us about it.

She's also being referred to a phyciatrist because we brought up some "quirks" that she has. He said he's not worried about the hair twisting, that he had 3 kids who were hair twisters and it's just a normal comfort thing. But the combination of all the other things I mentioned (lots of little things, she is sensitive to a lot of sounds and has to cover up her ears, she internalises emotions, sleeps a lot, etc) he agreed she should be checked out. I told him I don't want her on meds for behavioural issues and he agreed with me and said I can refuse any medication or treatment if I don't agree with it. So I'm comfortable with that. She's not a bad kid, she's not misbehaving. She's an extreme strong melancholy temperament type and I don't know if she has something else going on which could be diagnosed. She's such a sensitive soul, and carries the weight of the world on her wee shoulders. I do worry for her.

So I'm feeling a bit numb after all that. Just sent Rene out for ice cream (I'm pregnant, I'm allowed) and I'm getting back into my jammies to veg out for the night, and hopefully get over this cold.


Kinsleys3 said...

Goodness! When it rains, it pours. It never hurts to check out concerns, but just remember the Lord knows all this & created each of the kids their own unique person. They have the most important thing in the whole world -- your love and your directing each of them to Him. Keep it up!

Kinsleys3 said...

P.S. Madison has been gaining - Hooray! She's gone from 13 lbs. to about 14.5 in the past 3 weeks, so I'm planning to cancel her follow up dr. visit. Things seem to be going in the right direction - she's just super tiny!

Morgan said...

Oh goodness, Niecey. I'll be praying for you and your girls. Keep us updated with specific things to pray for. Hope the ice cream was good!

Sam Burton said...

I know you're worried, Belle, but everything will be just fine. I know from experience that when all is not well with your daughter(s), it can be quite stressful. We'll be praying. I love all my girls, including the Angel of my Destiny.

Di said...

I understand your worry. It's perfectly normal. Will be praying for you all and especially the wee ones. Rest easy. *hugs*

Lee said...

My thoughts are with you, you must be so afraid at the moment, but they are looking into ways of helping, and that's a good thing. Take care :-)