Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Home from the ED

Well - we had to take E to the doctor today because her stitches weren't healing like I thought they should be. I called the doctor on call last night becuase I was a little nervous about the way her incision looked, and they told me to call Dr. Rice's office in the morning and they would probably want to see Eden. So I called first thing in the morning and they told me to go the the ER... I was bummed - knowing that most trips to the ER turn in to all day events. Since it wasn't an emergency, I took our time, let E get a good morning nap and mom got in a good morning run (my mom that is - not me!) Then we headed off to Duke. The Lord was so gracious to us becuase when we got there, we didnt have to wait and the doctor that saw us ran in to Dr. Rice in the hallway and he actually got to come and see us in the ED (this usually does NOT happen in the ED!!!) He said Eden looked great, but that he thought the incision looked a little infected so her started her on some antibiotics. I was so glad that he was the one who got to see Eden - it made me feel so much better about going - though he said he was mad that his office told me to go to the ED because he could have seen us in the office. So we follow up again in his office next week (one of 5 appointments next week!)

Besides the little scare with the infection - E is doing great. She is such a trooper (have I said that already). I am just amazed at how well she is doing and how she is such a happy baby considering all she's been through. We go back to Duke on Friday for her ear tubes and ABR tests (hearing tests). We'll know then if she has hearing loss and if so - what degree. We'll keep you all posted on how that goes.

On another note (I need to post more on things other than the medical stuff!) - I am about to open an online shop to sell my handmade cards. I have wanted to do this for more than a year now but had not found an avenue to do so. I found out about this website called and have fallen in love! My sister is helping me with a logo and this week mom and I have had the craft table all set up and I've taken advandage of her help with E to have time to make cards. I'm almost ready to "open shop". I will definately let you all know when its offically open... but here is a preview!


rachel nadeau said...

You look beautiful! And so does Eden! Love it. Your cards are great too! Praying for you guys and Eden's appointments.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping all of us up to date on Eden's progress. Eden and you both look so beautiful as Rachel said in her comment. We miss you both.

Courtney said...

Hey Stephanie, this is Courtney West (Boynton). I have been meaning to leave a comment for some time, but I do keep up with you on your blog. Eden is precious and I will continue to pray for you guys. Hope you are doing great!