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Today is a different day:  we have pushed everything aside for our Lucia.

Today is the day we complete one of the last steps in her Growth Hormone Deficiency Diagnosis: the dreaded MRI.
In 2013 when we first started the treatment, the Dr. had suggested that an MRI be done so they can see the glands ....basically to summarize, to see if there was a cause or if other glands have been affected.  At that point, we decided against it because 1) we had just been through quite the ordeal trying to get the diagnosis procedure done- our little girl had such small veins 2) having an MRI means being anesthetized and we didn't want her to have to go through that again.  She already had enough on her plate, having to get used to nightly needles, yearly hand x-rays and blood work that it all just felt like enough.  You can read my previous posts on it here.
So we put it off.

Kinsey and Lucia.  No, Lucia is not Kinsey's much younger cousin.  Lucia and Kinsey are 7 weeks apart, but because of Lucia's size, she often was seen as a 1 year old, instead of the 2.5 year old she was in this picture.   

Currently, Kinsey and Lucia are maybe 1 cm or 2 apart in height.  You would never know Lucia's story if you just saw her in her everyday.

But now, it's 3 years later,  and Lucia has fortunately had the best case scenario reaction to the drugs and we're ready to get this step done.  It will be good to know if this was something developmental and if other glands will be affected.  Honestly, I don't know what we'll really learn from this.  Obviously, my mind has gone everywhere (it could have been cause by severe injury or worst yet, tumours) and my anxiety has been spasmodic, but it is what it is and it will be good to get this step over and done with.
My word of the year is health after all, so that means taking good care of my babies too.

If I'm being honest with you, I'm feeling really good about today and am not in a worrisome place. Turns out my one week into daily meditation is already reaping it's benefits on how I see the world. It also helps having nothing but encouragement coming from our family and friends.
Currently, I am peace.  And really, this isn't about me.  This is about Lucia and I need to do everything in my power to be 100% behind her and for her.


Just kidding, bizznitchs, I'm not namaste-ish, I'm all over the map.  Send some extra prayers and positive vibes our way today, why don't ya.

ps.  I'm blogging over on The Blended Blog today.  You can check it out here


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