"Come what may, and love it!......Yet in spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser, and happier as a result." ~ Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

January 12, 2010

Good News!

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.


The Papa's said...

YAY YAY YAY for great results!!! Is Heath wearing suspenders?!? Tell him he looks like an old man! :) I am constantly in awe of your strength. You make me want to be a better person. Miss you guys!

Alesha said...

Oh my, that was difficult to read. As a mother to see your child go through something that puts them in pain, tear. Glad the test results came back as good news! So sorry to hear about your miscarriage, no matter what they are always difficult to overcome, but with your positive attitude makes it easier. Your family is darling!

Jack Attack said...

good news indeed. you are an amazing woman and mother and have such a great outlook. I had 2 miscarriages in 9 months, both while I was on vacation. hard to do no matter how far along you are or how many you've had; even harder when you're not at your own home to cope with it in private. and on top of everything else you have going on....amazing

after the 2nd one, I finally came to the resolve that the baby was not healthy and my body was rejecting for a reason. a higher power had a different schedule than I. once I let go and put my trust in Him, I got pregnant. it was a month after I miscarried the second time, during one of the most stressful weeks of my life. prays answered. best of luck to you.

stef j. said...

love this post...

y'all are an amazing little family, and i'm happy your little asher is doing well.

sorry about the miscarriage. it's always difficult...

you're adorable! (as is your hat)

carrie said...

I'm so glad little Asher is doing good. I'm sorry to hear about your miscarriage though. Love you guys!

Jake and Nicole said...

Erin! Sorry to hear about Asher but so glad everything sounds great! Sorry about your miscarriage. Hang in there! I am so bad at looking at blogs! It's been a while and I just peeked at your last one. Sorry if i'm clueless with other things! Your boys are so handsome!

The Hansens said...

wow you have been through a lot lately! So sorry about all of it. Glad little asher is doing good, and everything looks ok! you guys are so fun. Hope you get pregnant again soon! you guys make some cute babies!