Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Good news...

So I know it has been a while since I last wrote. I sometimes forget to write about things, or my life is just so boring that i have nothing new to say.

Well the past two days have not been too boring so I thought I would write. I received information back from my doctors office that I do NOT have gestational diabetes!!! YEAH!!! I did have it with Kambria and it was NOT fun to have to regulate your diet as much as I did. So i have been paranoid that I would have it again and even told my doctor to just assume that I would have it. Well I took the test on Friday and they said to call the doctors on Monday to find out the results. Well they were that I had a level of 104 and they do not worry unless it is at a level of 135!!! I started to ask questions and my doctor said, do not ask unless you want to have the 3 hour test! So I stopped asking questions. So i am MORE than thrilled that I do not have gestational diabetes,..although they did say they would test me again on my next doctors appointment in June. (since I am on "vacation" in Chicago)

On another note, Kambria went and had her eyes checked and "fixed" today. We went to the children's eye physician and they did a dye test in her eyes. It was basically an eye drop that you could see in blue light if it made her eyes turn a fluorescent yellow or not. Well her eyes did not drain and so they went ahead with the procedure of putting a metal tube down her tear ducts and hopefully removing whatever blockage there was...however the doctor did say that it just felt tight and that she might have to have tear duct tubes put in her eyes. But we are to watch her for a couple of weeks and see how it goes. So for today she has some bloody tears and a little bit of a bloody nose which I guess is normal. The poor thing!!!

Btu I do have to say that the doctor was a little reluctant to so the operation since she was getting older and was afraid that she was too big and strong and would get out of the papoose thing they strapped her in. But afterwards (I sat outside rather than watch her cry) they said that she did not even try to get out of the holds. She just cried which is TOTALLY normal for a baby to do. Bryan stayed in the room with her, but I could not stand to see her strapped down. So I came back into the room when they were done.

So that is the excited news from us...We will have to write more once we get into Chicago. We start the trip on Thursday and will spend some time with our good friends Nate and Sarah in Iowa for a couple of days and then finish in Chicago next Monday. So you should ear from us next week!!!

7 comments:

Heather said...

Wow! I can't believe you are on your way to chicago already! Time flies, I hope you enjoy it.

ValSterBy said...

yay, have a fun trip. So good to hear about the "all clear" on the diabetes! I am a step behind... what were Kambria's symptoms? why did you put drainage tubes in?

Kristy said...

Good luck in Chicago! I'm glad to hear this pregnancy is a little less stressful than the first one. I hope all is well with Kambia's eyes.

PotatoJack said...

I can't wait to her about your adventure's in Chicago!

Coleman & Roni & Makadie & Anika said...

Man--poor little Kambria! I can't believe you are leaving today--time flew by too fast. I hope that you enjoy your little Chicago vacation and that Bryan and you decide to come back after you are done!

We will miss you guys!

Hooray for no diabetes! I am so happy for you that you do not have to go through that again.

We will be checking often for updates!

--Roni

kahluakitty said...

Eliza!!

Call me sometime. We will have to get together and catch up in the windy city!

801.953.5048

Love, Cat

Russell Family said...

Hey, Eliza!

This is Kylie, I don't know if you remember me. We met on a YSA trip in Ft Collins, I'm friends with Lizzy & Brittney? Kevin Hunter's older sister? Anyways, found your blog and wanted to say hi! Glad things worked out with Bryan (it's obviously been a while) & your daughter is so cute! You can check us out at:

http://familyrussell.blogspot.com