"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Dr. Hero's Exam

This morning we woke up, had breakfast and were sitting in Dr. Hero's waiting room by 8:45 a.m. His wonderful staff sweetly greeted us and played with Kai as we waited for the doctor's arrival. Kai was his only scheduled patient, since this was to be his week of vacation.

At 9 a.m. sharp, Dr. Hero walked through the door of the examining room we were waiting in. After saying hi to Kai and giving me a hug, he turned back to Kai and said, "Wow! It's so good to see you, Kai. It's been a long time!" To which Kai immediately responded, "So? Where ya been?" Everyone cracked up. Yep...that's my boy.

We sat there for about an hour going over the past 6 weeks and all that has happened since. I did tell him about the amount of Kai's de-sats drastically dropping at night. He said he wasn't surprised, but that Kai has definitely "earned himself a laryngoscopy and a bronchoscopy" at the least. Therefore, we are proceeding as planned. If no further obstruction is found, then PRAISE GOD...if an obstruction is found, then it will be corrected while in the OR and again we PRAISE GOD! In the end, that's who is in control and who we will glorify.

Towards the end of our conversation, Kai noticed the gift bag I had sitting by me with Dr. Hero's plaque I had made. Remember the picture you, my wonderful readers, voted on? Well, the plaque with your chosen picture was given to Dr. Hero this morning. He unwrapped it and was pretty speechless, except for the words, "Oh my God, you're killing me here!" as he wiped tears from his eyes. His nurse stood next to him reading it, also with tears in her eyes. Dr. Hero then scooped up Kai, gave him big hug and said, "This is truly the best gift anyone has ever given me!"

I interrupted the tear fest with a request for a picture, to which Dr. Hero kindly agreed (after wiping away tears).

A happy little boy with a very happy doctor!

He then asked me if I was in a hurry to get Kai admitted since tonight was just a night of monitoring his de-sats. I said, "Not really". He then had his secretary make arrangements for Kai to be at the hospital registration between 3 - 5 p.m., leaving us a free day to spend as we chose.

Kai and I then returned to the RMH and hung out for a bit in the playroom, then headed to a beautiful mall here where we walked around, looked at fountains and had a great lunch together. It really felt like we were on vacation.

Around 3 p.m. when we were finsihed with lunch, we again went back the RMH, packed our necessary gear for the next few days at the hospital and walked over to the admitting office.

Kai's demeanor immediately changed once we were in the Special Care unit room. He became very apprehensive and uncooperative. A few resident doctors came in and asked him questions, to which he did not respond, not even giving them eye contact. I explained to them about his trauma with needles and how much he's been through. Immediately they reassured him that they had no needles and that they only wanted to listen to his heart, check his mouth....etc., etc., he again had a change of mood and became happy and cooperative.

Dr. Hero stopped by in the evening to say hi again and to let me know that he had spoken to the staff about Kai's IV. He instructed them that "his special patient will be NPO (nothing by mouth) after 2:00 a.m., but that an IV should not be implanted until he is ready to go to surgery". They will give him the Versed (sedative) prior to the IV being put in. That made this Mama's heart really happy!

Scott and I have commented many times that when this whole mess began weeks ago, we should have come here from the get-go. Hindsight is 20/20. I digress.

Now, it's 12:30 a.m. and the little man is soundly sleeping. He had one quick de-sat around 10 p.m. and it quickly jumped back into the 90's. So far, so good.

The scopes will determine what procedures will need to be taken in the OR. I know God is holding us tight in His grip and I am completely at peace with how things are going. He and He alone knows the outcome of all of this, and I trust in Him completely.

Sweet dreams baby boy.

Perfect numbers!


waiting4Isabella said...

It's 1:30am and I cannot sleep but I do know that ALL WILL BE WELL tonight with Kai Kai.... Happy dreams lil man and we will see you soon... Love your Ayi..

Aus said...

07:15 - by now you guys are getting ready for the OR - we're praying for you guys here!

After what you have written about Dr. Hero - yeah - we love that guy too - there are too few of them in the world like that...

And as for sea world - the jester hat - that ones a keeper!

Hugs - love - prayers.....

aus and co.

Michelle said...

I'm so glad you have Dr. Hero by your side during this. I hope the next post I read tells us all about how your little guy was a champ during surgery and all was able to be corrected.

BTW, great pics from Sea World. I love the one at the top of you and Kai.

Sherri said...

Isn't it interesting how some doctors just exude peace when they walk into the room? Quite the contrast from Dr. Hero to Dr. Ego.

I'm praying for you and Kai and the rest of the bunch!

day by day said...

Wow....Dr. Hero's response to his gift has ME in tears!

Praying for you all!

love you, my friend!!!!

sara said...

what a wonderful post....I was crying too!!

praying for you today!

Love you!

The Byrd's Nest said...

You remain in my prayers.......

Holly said...

What does the engraving on the plaque say?
I just love your sweet Kai!

The Ferrill's said...

We had a "Dr. Hero" experience this morning and I am so grateful for wonderful doctors! (Of course our Dr. Hero is an Alabama Dr. Hero! ;)
Praising God that you are in such great hands...the hands of Jesus!
Love you and continuing to pray...

JShannon said...

I have been keeping up with your blog since this all began, I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and praying for Kai and your whole family.

mom2-4boys said...

Oh we all need Dr Hero's in our life. I am so happy you have yours.

Praying for Kai and your family...

Love to you all.... Tracey

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