Tuesday, November 10, 2009
5 months ago today Caydence was born! I can't believe it. The time has flown! She is getting so much bigger and her hair is getting so long.
Last week we met with the GI specialist. Caydence is now over the 10 lb mark. She weighed in at 10 lbs 5 oz! We voiced our concerns about Caydence NG tube and the specialist agreed that a G-Tube would be best for Caydence. So she was going to meet with Caydence's cardiologist to see if it would be better to do the G-tube surgery before or after her heart surgery.
When she was telling us about the G-tube surgery, I was tearing up a little. I felt kind of stupid cuz compared to her heart surgery, the g-tube really isn't a big deal. It is a very minor surgery, but they still have to put her under and make an incision and everything.
I keep worrying about her being scared or in pain and it just breaks my heart everytime I think about it. I love her sooo much. I would do anything if she didn't have to go through all this.
I called last week and found out that Caydence DOES have my blood clotting disorder :( So now on top of all the other doctor's we have, we now get to meet with a Hematologist. We'll have to determine if she'll need to be on blood thinners during her surgeries. That was kind if a blow. I mean, after everything, it would have been nice to find out she didn't have my clotting disorder. But at least we knew to test for it and we can take measures to protect her.
She's been sleeping a lot lately, I don't know if it's just cause her heart is working so hard and it makes her tired out or maybe she is going through a growth spurt. Or maybe she is just sleeping a lot because that's what babies do. Who knows...
Yesterday morning the GI specialist called me back and said she had spoke with the Cardiology staff and I guess we're going to meet with the cardiac surgeon next Monday during our appointment and decide when best to do both surgeries. Hopefully he doesn't get called away on an emergency or something because Josh and I really want to meet with him and get this all behind us.
This past Sunday Caydence was baptized. Josh and I hadn't been to church since before Caydence was born and it was nice to see all our friends there. Hopefully once Caydence is all healed up from her surgeries we can start going again on a normal basis. Here are some pics from her big day...
Everyone was excited to see Caydence, especially the children.
Caydence stared at the ceiling fans almost the whole time we were there. She loves ceiling fans. They're like big mobiles!
Here is Pastor Sylvia Baptizing Caydence
Here we are with Caydence's Godparents Kris, Louie, & Brent