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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Whale Watching

You were measured for the Doc Band today and it was hands down the hardest thing I have had to witness you experience to date. Yes, even worse than the catheter you had to get when we were having your kidneys checked out.

A gauze mask called a stockinette was fitted over your entire head and face and you were placed on a metal perch and photographs were taken of your head from every angle. Technically, this process is called Digital Surface Imaging and it uses 15 high-resolution cameras to capture a 360-degree image.

You screamed bloody murder as a loud cartoon played in front of you and one clinician held your arms close to your sides and another waved a brightly colored wand above your head. You were scared and had no idea what was happening to you and there was not a thing I could do about it. I couldn't talk to you or touch you, for fear of you moving, so I just sat in the back of the room and sobbed.

Your custom fit Doc Band will arrive in two weeks.

On the lighter note, today we also went for a great walk on our beautiful beach with our Mommy & Me friends, Jenn and her son Tristan. We saw a whale! It was gorgeous day.

The best is yet to be.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Leah said...

Seeing a whale, wow! That is so neat! I wish I lived closer to the water...Well, we really don't live that far. I think its about 15 minutes away only so thats really nothing.

I am so sorry that it was such a rough day for you at the doctor's office. Just from the few times that I've seen Lucas cry bloody murder, I know what it feels like. It makes me very sad and want to do anything to fix the problem. Just keep being strong for your little boy and things will be ok. You and he will get through this. Just take it step by step and day by day.

February 10, 2010 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger mamacoreenie said...

Oh honey, I'm so sorry that was an awful experience and you had to do it alone. Hang in there!

February 11, 2010 at 10:07 AM  

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