Wednesday, July 8, 2009

This boy

makes my heart ache with love.

Today was a big day for him. That's picture above is of him after having his renal ultrasound. Some of you may or may not know that he was born with some kidney "troubles" that were found prior to him even arriving into this world. Well today after a series of tests we found out that his kidneys are 100% healed! Growing and functioning just like a little 3 year old should! He was such a brave boy today, last time he did all these tests was April 17th, 2007, so he was just over 1 year old and didn't really know what was going on. Today, at almost 3 1/2, clearly he understand exactly what is going on. I wish I had the CD with me that has all the images on it of his kidneys (they decided to send it to the base to put with his medical records) because even to the untrained medical eye you can see what was wrong and how it has healed in the almost 3 1/2 years since January 31st, 2006 when the first pictures of his kidneys (outside of the womb) were taken when he was just 6 days old.

I am so proud of my little one, my firstborn, my very best buddy.

This was taken later in the day but I posted it here b/c you can see the band-aid on his left arm (it's bright green), it's the only proof I have of the most traumatic part of our day, the bloodwork. Yeah, it wasn't fun. He was SCREAMING before they even touched him!
I took this picture because what was happening in it makes me laugh. Do you see the cars nex to the cabinet? They took a drive and had parked to go to the "horse race" and you can see the My Little Ponies lined up in a row for the race. I got to be the other pink horse after I took this picture, of course Brady's horses won all the horse races. Then the horses went back into the "barn", i.e. that plastic container on the floor, and then we had to drive the cars back to their houses. Thank goondess for the toys the Child Life department puts in the rooms, much more interesting than the books and crayons I had packed!


Lori said...

My sweet baboo ...what a trooper! I wish I had saved all those "My Little Ponies" and that sweet barn/stable house you girls had!

Sarah said...

Brady, I'm so proud of you!!! What a blessing that his kidneys are all healed up and functioning as they should, what a relief for you Jenny!

Nikole said...

I'm so happy for Brady and for all of you Jenny! What a blessing!

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