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by - January 11, 2016

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.

Namaste.

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.
-D

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



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34 comments

  1. Praying for you guys this morning.

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  2. Sending prayers, love and hugs!

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  3. Keep that positivity going! Prayers for you all today from NC.xo Amanda

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  4. Those two pictures really say it all. You have done such a great thing for Lucia pursing her health. As you said, this MRI is just another step in the process. Sending love her way and yours.

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  5. Many prayers and hugs friend. Keep us posted!

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  6. Prayers and pug hugs coming your way!

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  7. Prayers being sent! I'm glad you posted today--I wasn't aware of your sweet girl's journey. Or your momma anxiety! BIG (((HUGS))). It's so hard to know what's the best decision to make for our children--and so hard to explain to them why we make the decisions we do for them, esp when they're so young.

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  8. Oh, Deena. Reading this from the doctor's office. So glad to know the MRI is done and praying that you and Lucia can both move beyond this chapter in your lives very soon. So hard to explain needles and tests and procedures as necessary evils to our babies (and to mommies, too). Love to you!

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  9. Thinking of you guys today. Biggest of hugs and best vibes sent your way. Hopefully soon you will be moving on to the next chapter. All our love!

    Brett, Dani & Zaeya

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  10. Sending lots of love, hugs, positive thoughts and namastes your way!!!

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  11. Love and prayers to you, my friend. Waiting to hear the results and hope it is all good news!

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  12. Just another step. I need to keep repeating that to myself !

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  13. Thanks! We sadly now have to wait until Feb. 2 for results.

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  14. ya, definitely ready for this chapter to be done.

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  15. ha, namastes. Good one! Thanks, Jyl!

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  16. oh man! The waiting is what always kills me! She looks like she did good...glad that it's over and you can spoil her with ice cream...and treats...cause that's what you get after something like that right?

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  17. Thanks, Carrie. Now it's just the waiting game until her appt on the 2nd. Boo.

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  18. I was reading this thinking "wow, she's so calm, cool and collected"... Since you're all over (understandably) I will be positive for you!!!! All is going to be well with your sweet little girl, I just KNOW it. Seriously.
    What a beautiful and brave little girl... and her parents, I can't imagine this journey has been easy for any of you but you two, heros!
    Sending lotsa love your way (and wine, when in doubt: wine).

    Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy

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  19. Ya, definitely so many decisions and much anxiety that goes with that. C'est la vie, I guess. Thanks for the message!

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  20. Leanne Pilon Lavoie28 January, 2018 22:15

    Thinking of you and your family. I know you do the best for your babies. Stay strong Mama Bear.

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  21. So glad the treatment has helped. Fingers crossed that everything turned out okay!

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  22. Living on Cloud Nine28 January, 2018 22:15

    Oh sweetie, mama bear worries run deep for our cubbies! Sending extra love and hugs your way. What a precious angel, positive vibes through the net girly!! It's gonna be great news, I know it!!!!

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  23. Thanks....I can't really claim to ever be calm, although I would like to be

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  24. Sending hugs and positive thoughts your way! Hope that you hear good news! Stay strong!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  25. I am 99.3% sure it is fine, so why is it that .7% of the uncertainty takes up 95% of my thoughts. Oy.

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Have a lovely day!