Yesterday was a busy day! We had E's dr's appointment, K's friend came for just a short visit before her mom got back from the airport so he ended up going to her house to visit instead, and then at the last minute (like 3 in the afternoon) we decided to do my dad's birthday cake last night at 8pm- the only opportunity for us and my parents to get together before next week (HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! His birthday is today :) ). I felt like quite the Betty Crocker with my breadsticks in the convection oven, a cake in the small oven, pot roast and potatoes on plates all before my husband got home from work! LOL Of course the roast and potatoes were leftovers from yesterday but the point is that it wasn't frozen pizza or chicken nuggets :)
Ok, back to the dr's appointment-
The first BIG news is that my suspicions have been confirmed and Emma has gained FIVE POUNDS in the past 3 weeks! That's the same amount she gained in the 6 MONTHS prior! Who is this child?? She's topping the charts at 27 pounds 2 oz!
The other part of that appointment, not so fun... Though her blood test results are all looking ok, the bruising is still a big concern. I was expecting to hear "ok, she stopped bruising, no big deal and if it happens again we'll see what happens, those little things she's still doing are not a biggie". I was wrong. Instead I was told that we'd do bloodwork again in 2 weeks and likely be sent to a hematologist for further study. Especially if the numbers do come back 'normal' and there's not any simple reason to explain it. In other words, we need to keep looking until we find out what's going on with her as long as there's any unusual bruising.
I'm glad that the doctor's being cautious- I don't want to let something important slip by just because we glossed something over, but I also don't want to go looking for "big stuff" if it's really no big deal. I guess we'll just have to find a happy medium and investigate enough to be secure but may have to just say "it was weird" and go on about life as well. Regardless, your prayers in this area for Emma- that we would find a simple reason for her bruising- would be greatly appreciated. The not-so-simple reasons aren't so pretty but thankfully her bloodwork points away from those things as well!
I'll post some photos later, but we had a fun time for my dad's birthday and Kristopher and Brianna had a great time decorating the cake! Everyone stayed up an hour past bedtime (since we didn't even start eating cake until 8pm LOL).
Now off to start today and the doctor's visit for Micah!