Luna Pie, my 1-year-old, had a renogram last Friday and many of you have asked for an update. First of all thank you very much for your kind words and for keeping us in your thoughts.
My Luna Pie was amazing and she has officially become my littlest hero. Of course when we got to the hospital she had no idea we were there to do anything other than play. She wasn’t cooperating when they tried to put the hospital bracelet on her wrist so she was distracted and it was put on her leg.
There was some good news, she did not have to have a catheter! Huge sigh of relief from me, but the anesthesiologist said to me, “I’m sorry Mama, this is not going to be any fun and sometimes we have to put the child completely under.” Oh no, not my baby! Her kidney specialist had told me not to let them put her under. Fortunately, it never came to that.
They inserted a line into my baby’s hand in order to pump a radioactive tracer into her. She did not enjoy that, it took 3 people to hold her down and it was harder to watch her suffer than it was to give birth to her with no pain medication. She was strapped to a board and put under a device that would be photographing the passage of the tracer through her kidney (she only has one).
She cried, she struggled, she looked at me with fear and confusion in her eyes. I did my best to soothe her. At one point I pulled out a boob and shoved it in her mouth, I’m still nursing. Then something happened, it was like it dawned on her that no amount of screaming and struggling was going to get her out of this situation and she just surrendered. She accepted a cheese cracker from me, turned her head to watch a TV screen that was playing Sponge Bob, and she stayed relatively still for 45 minutes. I think I fell even more in love with her than I already was.
By the time we left, she was ready to forgive the technicians and even waved goodbye with her little bruised hand.
We will review the results with her doctor in the coming week. I’m feeling pretty optimistic.
Okay, I’ve got some other news to share. I’ve been selected to be a Britax Hispanic Digital and Social Media Outreach Blogger. I’ll tell you more about it later, but right now I’m super excited because they have invited me to their headquarters in Charlotte, NC in May. Can’t wait to go! Check out the Britax Los Lleva Seguros FB page when you get a chance.
And now your Friday Fortune Cookie
(don’t forget to add “in bed” at the end, if you are so inclined):
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