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Saturday, April 05, 2008

My Little Trooper


So what is all this stuff stuck in and attached to Brooke? She had a ph probe done last week to see where we stand on the reflux front. Brooke has been on Prevacid for a number of years and we are thinking g-tube in the near future so we're just trying to decide if we want to add on the "let's fix your reflux" procedure on while we are at it.

So I took her in on Thursday to have it put in. By myself. With Isabel. This situation had the potential for disaster written all over it. But nope - everyone was perfect. Seriously perfect. Brooke was great - she gagged (for those that might not be in the know that tube sticking out of her nose is going down the back of her throat and her esophagus - so not pleasant) but there was no crying, not one tear, not even any whining. And she tolerated it the entire 24 hours it was in there - with just a few sneezes and nose crinkles (see below):


So now we patiently wait for our results.
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15 comments:

Mom said...

Oh my! I didn't realize how large that monitor that was attached to the probe was. I was thinking it was only about as big as an ipod. Grandma is so proud of you Brooke for being such a good patient throughout all these tests!

Mom said...

Love the new header! You know how slow my computer is so I responded to the content before the pictures finally came up.

lyndie said...

wow! she IS tough! i think I would have cried...
how was isabel's birthday?

dianne said...

What a relief that both girls were good for you - as if there wasn't enough stress already!
You all get gold stars! HUGS!

Jennifer Sizemore said...

She is far more patient than I would be!!!
And I love the new banner!

Brooklyn said...

I have not been on the blog for a couple days....LOVE LOVE LOVE the new pictures on the top of the page. I am sorry to hear about the possible G-tube but am VERY pround of how well she did with testing. What a trooper!

Avery said...

samantha, thank you for your kind words. Brooke is adorable and looks like a very happy little girl. I have looked at your blog several times since becoming friends with Kelly.

Sorry to hear about the G-tube. Brooke you are one tough cookie!

Leslie Herbert said...

What a brave and tough girl Brooke is! Bless her!
She is just a doll Sam!

Cheryl said...

Wow, Go Brooke! (I totally would have been sniveling at something like that).

yarn shop girl said...

Hi there! my little one has Rett and she had a g-tube and the nissen done 2 years ago.It's the best thing since sliced bread!She gets her meds and all the nutrition that she needs. She has been much healthier and happier since the surgery. If you want to talk I'd be happy to share our experience. Good Luck
Tara

Jennifer said...

I love your new banner. I can't imagine making the decisions you guys have ahead of you. Looks like Brooke is a little trooper. Good luck with everything!

Brooklyn said...

I hope to meet you this weekend at the conference!

Brooklyn said...

No pressure but WE WANT MORE PICTURES of the kiddos :)

Come on....you knew it was coming!!
Just kiding, well sort of!
It was so great to meet you at conference and I am also so glad to hear NO G TUBE!!! Yea!!

Have a great weekend!

Rebecca said...

Samantha, it was great meeting you guys in Chicago. I'm glad to hear also that Brooke is puting on some weight and the g-tube is on hold. After meeting you guys, I'm wondering where Brooke got her bright blonde hair from. Hopefully we'll make it next year too!

abbysworld said...

Your daughter is beautiful. If they are able to fic her reflux I would love to know about it.
Good luck