Friday, July 9, 2010

We have a new GI doctor!!!!!!!!!!!!






Our new GI doctors office called today to give us an appt. time. She said I was so lucky because they had a cancellation for this Tuesday. I said GREAT, we will be there. My heart quickly sunk when I realized that I will be at orientation in College Station with my twin daughters. As my entire family will tell you that I do everything for Annabel (they really understand) and I know how important the first step with their college process is. Mel and I both want to be there with them. Before Annabel, they were actually our babies! So now our appointment isn't until August 17th. I have asked the nurse since this new GI took care of Annabel and ran all the motility test in the hospital if he could just call us with a plan of care, summary of findings and then we will see him on the 17th for our appointment. In my heart I know I have done the right thing in choosing to go with my twin daughters.
Annabel will be left in great hands and I do mean great, wonderful and loving hands. The pictures above are Annabel and Rebekah, her nurse. She has been with us most days since coming home from the hospital. She is so good with her nursing skills, but her heart is so sweet and caring. To me she is the total package! I am not glad that Annabel needs the nursing care but if it has to be she is a true joy to have in my home. She is working much overtime because I have turned out to be hard to please. They have sent many other skilled nurses by but I really need to feel like they will do more than just the medical aspects of her care. Annabel loves to be up and around, playing with you and being stimulated with her toys, music and her equipment. She is also a very Godly woman and her voice when she sings hymns to Annabel while rocking her are beautiful.
Of course, then we have Tara who after working all day will be coming each night to sleep with Annabel. It is the only way I can leave her and not be crazy with worry. I am sure she will be so spoiled rotten when we return home. Thank you, Tara for agreeing to miss your other events to be here with your sisters. Also Derek and Linzy will be coming by to check in and play with Annabel, so I am positive I won't be missed!

10 comments:

May said...

wow, Annabel is so lucky to have a capable pretty nurse looking after her : )

TherExtras said...

God provided.

Annabel is so beautiful. Her nurse's inner beauty shows, too.

Barbara

Janet said...

So glad you have someone you can trust! And you are so right, there is more than the medical aspect of things.
Whomever takes care of our special children SHOULD BE be the total package!
The kids need so much more than just "doctoring on", they need to be DOTED on!
Not that we as their parents don't do that, but there are times that we are physically and mentally exhausted just from doing the things that HAVE to be done!
It really is nice to have someone who can give that bit of extra time or attention when we have run out of fuel!

Know orientation will be bittersweet, but you have lots to be proud of! And you just need to enjoy that time with your girls. Don't feel guilty for going!
Ms. Cathy, you put your heart and soul into not only Annabel, but all of your kids. It is a balancing act when you have special kids and "normal" kids, but you are doing a remarkable job.
Lots of love and prayers for y'all.
Janet

Jennifer said...

Maybe they will call with another cancellation appointment. Maybe you should call up and ask to be put on the if anyone else cancels call me to see if I can move up list.

Laurie in Ca. said...

Praying for you and Annabel, and Rebekah is such a blessing to you girls. Have a wonderful weekend Cathy.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

connie said...

Brave girl - so glad you did the switch. And I'm glad to finally put a face to Rebekah's name. I know what a blessing she is to you.

Anonymous said...

It takes great parents to rear great adults. You and Mel have so much to be proud of, I an honored to call you friends.

Have a great time this week, all four of you really deserve this time.

I am so glad you have changed GI doctors, if you ever need me to go with you, I am available. I love me some eye candy.
Edie

Kathy said...

Again, you have made excellent choices and God has provided the means a truly great nurse (!),and great, thoughtful and loving adult kids (!) to help out! It is such a wonderful and important time for you and Mel to be with your beautiful - and growing up fast! - twins.

I still miss not having anyone to move into a dorm in September and out in May. Am I crazy or what?!?

Hoping all went well! I am sure sweet Annabel thrived and doted on all the extra special attention from everyone!

Pictures of orientation are forthcoming, I hope!

Lots of love and many prayers!!!

Kathy said...

Again, you have made excellent choices and God has provided the means a truly great nurse (!),and great, thoughtful and loving adult kids (!) to help out! It is such a wonderful and important time for you and Mel to be with your beautiful - and growing up fast! - twins.

I still miss not having anyone to move into a dorm in September and out in May. Am I crazy or what?!?

Hoping all went well! I am sure sweet Annabel thrived and doted on all the extra special attention from everyone!

Pictures of orientation are forthcoming, I hope!

Lots of love and many prayers!!!

connie said...

OK, I have read and re-read this post. Where/what/who is the "eye candy" that Edie wants to go on appts with you to see??