Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Olivia’s Check-up

We went down to the UofM Children’s Hospital yesterday for another check-up for Olivia. We were hoping that this would be the last one…but it isn’t. That being said, she IS OK! That is all that really matters.

Dr. did another scope to look down at her throat. I have to say that that is one of the most painful things to watch and be a part of. The older she gets, the harder it becomes. She fights us like crazy now. I have to hold her legs between my legs and her arms down at her side. A nurse has to bear hug me from behind and hold her head. The dr. goes in with the scope…and poor Livi just screams the whole time!! The whole process only takes a few minutes, but it is the longest few minutes EVER!!

The doc was very thorough with Livi yesterday, and that makes me feel good. She still breaths very raspy…but he doesn’t think that is because of her larynx or anything in that region anymore. He assumes that it is just congestion.

He looked long and hard at one specific spot at the base of her throat…and he couldn’t really tell what it was. He said that he couldn’t say for sure, but that it MAY be a cyst. It really looked NOTHING like the first one. That one was huge and looked like a balloon about to pop. This spot now is more of just an abnormality. It isn’t big or protruding into her airway. He doesn’t think that there is anything to worry about.

That being said, he want to see her again in 4 months for another scope and to see if anything has changed with the spot. Hopefully it looks the same (or better) then and we are good to go!!
She is SUCH a good baby and I am so proud to take her anywhere with me. Aside from the few minutes during the scope…she was a perfect little angel!!


Jessica said...

Glad to hear she had a good report! She is getting so big! I'm so behind on my blogging!!

Allyson and Dave said...

She is just precious. I am glad to hear that she is doing well.

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

I hope the next scope goes well for your sweet girl. That must be so difficult for you!
She is adorable!