Second, Asher had an appointment with the radiologist - swallow test.
it was intense. they strapped him to a table and made him drink some stuff.
They told me to step around "the corner".
It was a piece of wall with a window, some controls and a monitor.
At first I was peeking through the window and then my eyes met his.
He looked at me like mom aren't you going to save me.
I had to hide the rest of the time. I thought it would be easier that way.
He cried, I cried, he threw up and then we cried some more and then he had to swallow some more.
It lasted 5 long minutes.
We made it and the radiologist said he didn't see any blockages. GOOD NEWS
Then, we were off to the lab to do a sweat test.
He had to wear little electrodes that were medicated to increased the production of sweat - 5 minute.
then he had to wear a little patch for 30 to catch all the sweat. He slept soundly for that 30 minutes.
The lady came back into our room and I asked her what was next.
She said she was going to take the patch, weigh it, and put it in this little machine.
The results would be mailed to the doctor tomorrow. Tomorrow?
She said she couldn't "legally" tell me what the results were.
I asked how the machine worked. She told me. I asked about the numbers.
Anything 39 and below = normal, 40 - 60 border line, 61+= cystic fibrosis.
Measures the chloride (I think) anyway
There was a sink near the machine that was reading his sweat.
I happened to need to wash Asher mimi (pacifier) at the same time she was getting results.
I looked, she saw me, then said, "yes, they are low"
they took sweat from two spots.
His arm measured 17 and his leg measured 19, both normal. MORE GOOD NEWS!
We went sledding today
I got new boots
They actually keep my feet warm.
my favorite thing that Noah says right now "What cha talkin' 'bout?"
He really has a great imagination
Heath got a sweater, it looks nice.
I found a suit coat in Heath's size at Target for $14.98 - score!
Asher will be 1 soon. I can't believe it.
I hope you are still preparing. Ya know, food storage and stuff for emergencies.
I had a miscarriage January 1st while in Utah. I'm doing fine...really...it's just not my turn yet:)
Some people say that when it rains it pours. Do they mean trials or blessings?...maybe both?
Thanks to all those who are keeping our little family in their prayers.