So...the dreaded day approached. I had yet another sleepless night as I tried not to think about last year and focus only on the amazing little boy in front of us. We had to wake early and load the kids in the car for the early appointment in Kansas City...and as we drove, this beautiful site was ahead of us. I truly was in awe of the amazing sun rising. The song, "here comes the sun..." played in my mind and everything just seemed peaceful. It was just another revelation of the blessings and miracles that are new every morning.
Our pulmonology appointment was less eventful than I hoped. They were actually very impressed with our thriving Auggie. Of course, Auggie didn't cough during the visit. But Dr. Escobar did decide to order a chest x-ray. He talked extensively about lymphangectasia and other lymphatic issues that effect the lungs. He said these diagnosis have a wide spectrum of presentations and many remain asymptomatic throughout life. We may go on for CT in a few weeks when we visit again. We also have an appt with a vascular lymphatic doctor on Oct. 7. On one hand, this is a lot of back and forth to Kansas City ahead of us...on the other hand, its a lot closer than Philadelphia was to us during pregnancy, and the outlook is much more positive. So I welcome it. Overall, I feel like no matter what challenges we may have ahead, that every little thing is gonna be alright. So I won't worry. God's Got This!
Since we had to bring the whole family with us, we made a nice day trip of Kansas City. We went to SeaLife and Legoland and ate at a place called Fritz's where a train delivers your food to the table. The kids had a grand time and can't wait to visit again.
When the day was done, we picked up our Grandma Mille who came from Oregon for a visit. We are so blessed to have her with us this week.
|Grandma Mille and Emily ride the train at the city park in downtown Wamego|
|Fritz's Restaurant (turn your head sideways)|