It has been a crazy week, which is pretty normal. :)
Baby G had his tubes put in, the procedure was very fast. He was not happy when he woke up. There was a lot of kicking, crying, and screaming. However, a car ride calmed him right down. He is doing good. His right ear started bleeding two days later. The staff said it was okay and was happening because he had an infection in his right ear when the tubes were put in. Then today his left ear started bleeding. Hopefully it is just the ear infections clearing out.
We have been seeing too many doctors around this house lately. ;)
Last week I went to the doctor because I had some irritation with my spine. Nothing major, just did not seem normal. With great insurance, better to be safe than sorry. The doctor took a look and knew right away that my spine was not normal. She had guessed I had Spina Bifida. She said it is a birth defect and she was surprised no one caught it earlier. She was not 100% sure though. She requested some x-rays to be done first, to get a better look. That same day I had x-rays. She reviewed them and said she did not see any abnormalities. The following business day I received a phone call, it was the nurse for the doctor I had seen. She told me that radiology reviewed the x-rays and that they did find abnormalities. She requested that I have an MRI. Two days later I completed the MRI and
patiently waited to
Today I received a call from the doctor with results. The MRI confirmed that I do have Spina Bifida. The bones at the end of my tail bone are separated, when they are supposed to be fused together. Fortunately, the MRI showed that I have a bone in my spine that is longer than normal, which is like a protective layer covering the open spaces. The end of my lumbar spine also showed wear and tear. The MRI showed no other abnormalities or tumors. Thankful!
I am glad I ended up going to the doctor because I never knew about it. I have been reading a lot about Spina Bifida, I really feel for these young children with severe cases. I don't experience pain right now (unless I bump my tail bone unexpectedly). Many months back I was experiencing pain, I thought I had bruised my tail bone, guess I was wrong, haha. I will be following up with a Neurologist for additional information. It is a good thing that I do not have constant pain, once that occurs it could mean damage to my nerves. Spina Bifida has the ability to limit physical activity, which makes me so thankful that I have been able to do all that I have. I am going to use this as my excuse for never being able to be a good runner! ;) (Seriously, I enjoy cardio work outs but the treadmill hates me.)
Tonight, I am going to kneel down and thank my father in heaven for my many blessings, especially my health.
Love to you all!