Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pre-op and Shop!

We had Rylyn's pre-op appointment today.

Everything is in order for her scope on June 27th to confirm Celiac Disease.

Chris and I made sure we arrived at McMaster Children's Hospital early to allow for traffic and feeding Addisyn before the appointment. We were sitting in a rest area in main lobby. I watched several parents with their children walk by; some had tears in their eyes and others had smiles. Nonetheless, I felt like I was in positive place for my child to be receiving medical care.

The anesthesiologist we met today further confirmed this feeling. He had a terrific bedside manner. He was the first doctor since the start of Rylyn's concerns to talk to us like we were loving parents and like he cared about our family and the outcomes. I know the other nurses and doctors mean well, but I feel defensive the way some go about asking their questions.

Doctor: "What did she have for breakfast this morning?"

Me : "A glass of milk, a banana and Rice Krispies."

I questioned whether that was the correct answer or not, which is absurd. I know the health professionals are doing their jobs and I imagine they deal with many hard-to-serve parents. The nurse we spoke to today looked surprised when we were comfortable with and understanding of the rule where only parent may be with Rylyn before and immediately following the procedure.

Leaving the appointment we felt reassured that we are on the right path.

After a picnic lunch at a nearby park, we stopped off at Limeridge Mall's Gymboree for their "Nothing Over $13.99 Sale." I bought the girls almost $200 worth of clothes, only paid $88 and received a coupon for $25 off of a $50 purchase in July. I saved over $100 today buying six outfits. Chris would argue we would have saved more not going at all.

I bought each of these in 2 sizes so the girls can match.

Left for Addy and Right for Rylyn

Bible Reflections:

Psalm 61:3-5

New King James Version (NKJV)
For You have been a shelter for me,
A strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.
For You, O God, have heard my vows;
You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.

-My daily morning devotionals this week have been about "abiding" in Jesus. We abide in Jesus not when our devotions to Him take the greatest amount of our time, but when our power and strength are found in Him (Chambers, 1963). When we abide in Him, power and strength comes from trusting in His shelter.

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