Friday, April 27, 2007
Just before trying a slide
We went back to Westside Park. Ainsley was a wee bit tired so she didn't enjoy it quite as much as we were hoping but we did get some smiles out of her. The bruises on her arm are healing pretty well.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Aw, it got away
We were back at the hospital for the rest of the blood work on Monday morning. Once the lab was ready for us and we walked into the outer waiting room, Ainsley knew where she was and was already making noise. By the time we got to the actual room she was already crying and looking all around. She cried and screamed and tried desperately to move so she didn't get stuck with the needle but on the 2nd try the nurse got the vein (she has vey strange veins that she can move just by moving her fingers, keeping her arm stable isn't enough) and the hospital got the rest of the blood needed. Ainsley was actually pinching her Baba's arm in the hopes that we'd take her out of there. Eventually they were done and she was free. Ainsley even had the poor nurse in tears which she said had not happened in a very long time. She got 2 stickers and then we were off to see the ducks. Ainsley tried chasing them around but they were definitely faster and we went home for some lunch and then a much needed nap.
Later in the evening Baba was holding onto Ainsley while she was standing and then he let go and she stood for about 5 solid seconds on her own before she realized what was going on. Once she did, she leaned forward for him and then wouldn't get go of his shirt. Our little girl is growing up!
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
One heck of an afternoon. Ainsley had her follow up doctor's appointment to check on her ears and make sure the infection has cleared up (it has). The (very nice) doctor walked in, said hello and commenced washing her hands when Ainsley (smart girl that she is) figured out she was a patient and immediately started crying and flailing about. She even managed to scratch her face and lip (see bottom picture, right side of her mouth). The doctor looked in her ears and with her mouth open screaming managed to get a peak of her throat and pronounced her cured. Ainsley was down to sobs as the doctor went and sat in the chair across the room to talk to us for a minute. Since she is okay now, then proceeded to the first floor where the labs are done. We had to register her and we were given a pager. Finally it went off and we went across the hall to the lab. The nice nurse saw her and immediately got back up. So, with her Baba holding her, her Mama holding Dora the Explorer who talks when you press her foot, a nurse holding her arm and another nurse holding the needle, they proceeded to try and find her vein while Ainsley decided trying to twist her arm and get away would be a good thing to do. After the stick and no blood the nurses realized that Ainsley's vein actually is horizontal instead of vertical and likes to move around like spaghetti. Take number 2 was in the other arm with her lying down and Baba basically lying on top of her, her Mama holding down her shoulder, a nurse trying to keep her arm straight and another nurse with the needle. Ainsley was so mad that she was constricting her veins so we let her up and the nurse got a cold compress while we waited for her to calm down. Eventually she was doing better so we all got back in the same position for take 3. The nurse hit the vein and started drawing blood out with a syringe. She figured it was going to take 3 syringes to get enough vials of blood for all of Ainsley's lab work. After 1 and a half syringes Ainsley (while not moving her arm) managed to move her vein and that was it. Sigh. So then we had to go back across the hall and wait again to preregister her for Monday at 8 am when we have to go back and get the rest of the needed blood. Our job, according to the nurse, is to keep her as hydrated as possible all weekend. Since she is such a smart girl we figure the moment we walk back in the door she is going to know exactly what's up. So, she got all her favorite things for dinner and Monday should not be fun. Boo!
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
And today was the dreaded doctor's appointment. Ainsley REALLY didn't appreciate some strange woman touching her! Everything was going pretty nifty. She is 28 inches long which is between the 25th and 50th percentile for her age. She weighes 17 lbs 10 oz which is between the 10th and 25th percentile. She screamed through the stethoscope and looking in her ears, not to mention the tongue dispenser. Mama and Baba were then very surprised to hear she had an ear infection! 3 different doctors have looked in her ears over the last 2 weeks and no one has mentioned anything before now so it must be fairly new (We sure hope, otherwise the WORST PARENTS OF THE YEAR award will be closer to our grasp). So, Ainsley is on Amoxicillin for the next 10 days and then we go back for a recheck. If everything goes well the real trauma is going to start, both for Ainsley and for us. Lots and lots of blood work to see what she still needs to be immunized for and check her health. Oh the stress, I'm starting to dread it now.
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