Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been dealing with some health issues, nothing huge, just some prematurity complications that I had thought we had under control. I won’t go into specific details here because it involves things like G.I. specialists and one day Scarlette will be a teenager and I don’t want her being all “MOTHER! I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU WROTE ABOUT THIS ON THE INTERNET WHEN I WAS TWO!”
I sat in another doctor’s office on Friday morning and after holding her down for an uncomfortable exam, I held her to me as I wished away all of her pain. I thought about all of the times she’s been stung by needles and held down for exams and restrained under machines and still she is such a little bundle of happiness and joy.
She’s our brave little girl.
We have a few more referrals and one of them is a nutritionist. I can not even tell you how excited I am about this as I’ve been asking for a pediatric nutritionist referral for a good while now. I am hopeful that new dietary changes will help us get her pain under control while still allowing her to gain weight.
And because I am feeling all emotional, I’ll share this video I came across this week of one of the first times I was allowed to change her diaper in the NICU. She’s two weeks old here and two years old now. Sometimes when I’m feeling a bit discouraged about the lingering complications we are dealing with, I look at these videos and remember that she’s come so far, our brave little girl.