Friday, November 12, 2010

Comers Children Hospital

Well today was the day that we finally got to see the International Adoption Doctor in Chicago.  We have been waiting this long because of Insurance reasons.  Well Ava was eligible to see a Dr. on November 11, so I made the appointment for November 12 at 9:30 am.  I woke up early and got myself ready, drove Austin to the train for school, then came home and got Ava up and gave her some breakfast.  We were out of the house by 7:30 am.  I wasn't sure how long it would take to get into the city with all the traffic, but it really wasn't bad.  We found where we were supposed to go, I found parking (miracle) and made our way to the Childrens Hospital.  The building is very nice, it is brand new, just opened in March.  We went to the reception desk and checked in, as I was waiting many people in scrubs came by and told me how "stunning" Ava was.  Ava was in a GREAT mood.  She laughed and smiled and waved hi to everyone who came by.  We were called in and the nurse came in and Ava immediately shook her hand and smiled at her.  We weighed Ava, she is 25.2 lbs.  They measured her head and she falls in the 25%tile for everything.  The nurse was really impressed with her development.  The nurse did a whole bunch more tests, and looking, and prodding, and Ava did GREAT!  No crying, not afraid, nothing!  A whole bunch of other nurses came in to see her even because she was doing so wonderfully.  Well then some ladies came in to do a HIB titer on her arm.  One of the ladies held her down and the other lady took a needle and injected the shot right under her skin and Ava didn't even cry.  She was watching them the whole time and didn't even flintch.  Amazing.  We spent some more time in the room and talked with the Dr., got a plan of action going and then it was time for Ava to have blood test.  They took us to the lab, and she sat in my lap and I held out her arm, they put that elastic band around her arm and she just let the technician do it.  But, when the lady put the needle in her arm and moved it around a little, and then saw the blood starting to go thru the little tube thingy, that is when she had some big crocodile tears.  Nothing too, too bad, just big ole tears.  They took 8 viles of blood and she was glad when it was done.  She got 2 stickers and then waved by to the technician.  Nothing to it!  We will go back next week, to review the tests and go over some more information.  My little princess was a big "Rock Star"!

When we first arrived

Playing with the Rubber Gloves

Cool hand balloon 


Jen said...

Oh good! Glad everything went well at the doctor! How old is Ava? Sorry if it was in a past post and I missed it.

Sally said...

Sorry for the late response, she is just 22 months old.

tammy said...

what a trooper! she is absolutely beautiful. i can see why people popped in to admire her. :)