Hopefully Adeline has finally come to the end of all her GI testing! This morning we headed to the Children's Hospital at 6:30 A.M. for Addie's endoscopy. We waited for a few minutes before being called back by the nurses and Addie was the unit's first patient of the day. The bed we had to put her in looked intimidating, like a big baby jail cell and then Tim dressed her in a hospital gown. We spoke to several nurses and the anesthesiologist and signed numerous forms in preparation for the doctor's arrival. At 8 A.M. the doctor came over to speak with us and answer any questions. I had several regarding the aspiration found on her last scan, thanks to Amy's guidance, and in short, she should be just fine.
When they came to roll her away to the operating room I really had to hold my tears back. She looked so little and I was sincerely nervous for the procedure. I just wanted to hold her and and be at her side. Tim and I were led to the waiting room and waited for about 30 minutes before the doctor came out to tell us the results. He showed us photos of her esophagus and stomach and reported that he saw no signs of inflammation--quite a miracle after three months of reflux. We have to call his office in three days to find out the results of the biopsies he took, but he suspects they're normal.
Then, a few minutes later a nurse called us back to see Addie. It looked like cords were coming out at all ends. She had three leads on her chest and an I.V. on her foot. There were two little marks on her hand from unsuccessful I.V. insertions. She was sleeping when we first got back, but within five minutes she woke up screaming. The nurse told us we could feed her and it was difficult lifting her out of the bed with all the wires attached to her. She cried while she nursed and was hysterical for the remainder of our time there (about 30 minutes). She kept kicking the I.V. in her foot and would scream bloody murder each time. After she eventually kicked it part way out they removed the needle.
Once we had her in the car she was back to her beautiful, smiling, cooing self. She slept pretty hard back at the hotel and I had to wake her to eat. She's been a tiny bit fussy, but mostly the amazing trooper that she's been through all this testing. Thank you for all your prayers!!!