Monday, November 24, 2008

Our very own War Hero

 
We went to the Natural History museum today ... this is what Western Canada looked like 505 million years ago!!!  (I for one think we should go back to this :-)
*Read this CAREFULLY*  (Note the section that says "Florida rarely experienced the harsh winters of more northern regions, even during the ICE AGE!!!!!)  

So poor little Evan is our own little war hero!  As we have told you, this week has been full of all sorts of medical tests.  Today we spoke to a pediatric neurologist.  The MRI came back perfectly normal, and he thinks that it might be one of 4 things.  Two of them are muscle issues and two of them are nerve issues.  
He sent us down to the lab to have blood work done.  I don't know what I thought they were going to do, but I didn't expect that they would draw blood from a baby the same way they do from an adult!  So often the phlebotomist has a hard time finding the vein in an adult, can you imagine BABY VEINS??  To make matters worse, Evan wasn't feeling very well today and wasn't eating or drinking very much.  The phlebotomist first tried in his right arm.  She had a hard time finding the vein and kept moving the needle all around so she didn't have to stick him again (he will definitely be bruised).  She finally found the vein and it collapsed.  She moves to the next arm and the same thing happens.  She moves to his right foot, and same thing, his vein collapses like on both arms.  
At this point Evan is absolutely hysterical, I am bawling, my friend Sharyl who came with me is crying, and one of the three nurses is crying!  She asks me if I want to just come back tomorrow after he has fluids in him or if I want her to try the last limb left.  I figured, it would be really inconvenient to come back and Evan is already hysterical, so lets just try!  
This is another testament that Heavenly Father hears us!!!!  I just kept praying that the vein would stay open and they would get the blood they needed from him ... IT DID!!!!  I am so happy that we don't have to go through that again tomorrow!  Poor Evan is already starting to bruise and has a war bandage on each limb (at least they match his outfit ;-)
The three kids took baths together tonight and they were so cute together!  Evan has been having a lot of fun with Millie and Joseph!  Thanks guys!  

11 comments:

Peter and Mandy said...

I don't think I can complain about getting blood drawn again...though I'm sure I will. Eck! I think I would be crying too getting pricked that many times. Makes me queasy just thinking about it.

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

I miss you two so much. I am sorry that I was not there to help you guys. What a little trooper.

Lisa L said...

Evan looks so sad in the one picture! But the bathtub party picture looks fun and he looks like he's already forgotten his horrible ordeal. Hooray for bathtubs & friends! :D

Andersen Girls said...

Poor thing, I cry when they just have to do the little finger poke things on them when they are first born. I couldn't imagine actually drawing blood. Kira I don't know if you check your hotmail accounts anymore but I have been trying to get something to you for a while now, could you check please.

Lynn said...

I can totally relate to bawling with your own baby who has to deal with so much.

So sorry you guys had to go through that. He looks so cute and huggable in the picture of him (watching TV?) with his matching band aids.

Hope you are able to find out some answers soon!

motherofangels said...

That is SOOOO sad! evan look s adorable in his bandages! I have had to try and put an IV in a baby before! Very Hard and Very Sad! I miss you!! It looks like your having a great time! That makes me happy! BTW 505 million years ago... That was probably during the seven days (Heaven days are prob longer than ours) that God made the world :)

Fred ... said...

Oh the poor kid. That would be tough for you and him! What are they looking for in the blood? I hope you get some answers and it will all be worth it.

merrilykaroly said...

awwwwwwww! poor kid!!!!

Heidi said...

Man, that sounds awful. I'm glad he (and you) made it through. I send my love and good wishes in figuring out and solving his problem. Let me know if there's anything I can do. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

motherofangels said...

YOUR GOING TO DIE WHEN YOU FIND OUT ABOUT MY GREAT NEWS!!! All the embellishments, backgrounds, letters etc... with no cost AT ALL!!! Serious! I am freaking out right now...

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

Kira, I think that you need to put some happy pictures of Evan on the blog. I am looking and all your pics are either filled with poop or needle punctures. I love you. Talk to you soon.

More cute Evan picks!