Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Today is the day...

Alright everyone out there...today is a big day. Emma has her long-awaited appointment with the pediatric endocrinologist. We have been waiting 4 months for this appointment, and now that it's here, we're all a little nervous. I'm also anxious to find out what is going on with her. I have this feeling that this appointment will shed a lot of light on our little girl. I had reserved my concern about her having Turner's Syndrome, telling myself that it was highly unlikely. It felt good to kind of forget about it for a while. Then we had her evaluated by physical and occupational therapists back in August. I was very surprised by the results. Turns out Emma has the visual perception of a 5 year old, and the motor coordination of a 4 1/2 year old. That's a 2 1/2 year delay. The major downside to this finding is it does make Turner's a more likely diagnosis, however I'm still holding out hope that they're not related.

I am definitely worried and stressed, and even Dave is as well. That's when I knew I wasn't overreacting. When I saw him stressed, I knew it was okay for me to be also.

Her appointment is at 2:00 in Charlotte. I have to work tonight, but the minute I have a chance I will update here.

PLEASE pray that Emma is perfectly healthy and that her size and other concerns are a totally benign quirk (for lack of a better word). I have complete faith that whatever we find out we'll be able to work through, but I'd much prefer my daughter not have to struggle.

Thank you for your support....

1 comment:

Adrienne said...

You know I'm praying for you guys. I hope you find the answers to start working on what is going on. Just remember, God has a plan and He knows what is going on. I often go back to "Let Go and Let God". I know it's hard to let go, believe me, I'm in your boat, but sometimes things work out better when you do. Lucas is my perfect example of letting God handle everything!

Praying forever!!!