Payton ... over the summer, I found a deer tick in her head when we were at the store ... you know, the really tiny deer ticks ... the ones that cause lyme's disease. Ugh. Instead of messing with it in the middle of the store, I wanted to wait until we got home. Well ... I forgot. And I remembered days later.
Nika ... you might remember me mentioning all the bloodwork she has to have done. We have done three stool samples and two of three rounds of blood draws. One more to come. The stool samples showed no parasites and no giardia. Whew! Round one of bloodwork revealed that she is not immune to MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) or chicken pox, so she will need to be immunized for those. Hmpf.
Another test that we wanted to have done on Nika was an ultrasound of her abdomen. I don't think I have really talked about this yet, but her Russian medical record revealed that she had a history of calcification on her kidneys. It also said that she had diffused changes of the liver, reactive changes of the pancreas and an enlarged spleen. Oook then, that is sort of scary since that pretty much is every organ in the abdomen. So we hired an American Clinic in Russia to do an ultrasound on her belly. They reported that everything looked fine, but we wanted confirmation of that here in the U.S. using the medical technology that we have.
So today I took Nika for her ultrasound. She did fabulous, by the way ... it really is sort of sad how she is sort of trained, for lack of a better word, to sort of obey. Does that make sense? We are trying to let her know it is okay for her to sort of come out of that shell, but how do you really teach that? Anyway ... her ultrasound today showed that all of her organs look completely normal. Thank God again!
Sounds like great news all around!ReplyDelete
Yay Payton, Yahoo Nika, boo deer tick. And great job Bethany on keeping on top of everything (no simple task in todays busy day and age).ReplyDelete
Such great news! Thank GOD everything is fine!ReplyDelete
What wonderful news!ReplyDelete
That is WONDERFUL news about Nika's "insides"!!!! Great news about the tick, too! I HATE ticks!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
glad to hear everything ended up being OK!!! woohoo!ReplyDelete
Yahoo for good test results!!ReplyDelete
Great Report!! Praise God :)ReplyDelete
That's great news!! Those medical appts. are so stressful that it's always so nice when they end positively!ReplyDelete
YAY for all!!ReplyDelete