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!