11 June 2012

Bless This Baby

Last Thursday while loving on Sydney, I felt a small mass in her upper right arm.  At first, I thought she was starting to get some biceps from her fast & furious crawling, but a quick feel of her other arm proved that wasn't the case.  I quickly called for David to check her out and saw a bit of concern on his face {which sent my worry in to overdrive}.  I called the doctor's office and, fortunately, they were able to get me in right away.

Before the doctor came in, I told my mom that I knew that he wouldn't be able to just tell me it was nothing and be done with it.  I knew it was going to take further testing.  And I was right.  The doctor definitely felt something and wanted to have an ultrasound done to see if we could get some more information.  He scheduled an ultrasound at the Children's Hospital for the next morning.

Bless her sweet heart, she was so good during that ultrasound.  And, walking through the hospital really put things into perspective for me.  As worked up as I was {and still am}, I know I am beyond blessed with a healthy baby.

{Looking closely, I feel like I can see the bump in her arm here.}

The doctor called with the results of the ultrasound and said that he and the hospital doctor were about 90-95% sure that it was a hemangioma presenting under the skin.  He said that if that is the case, it is generally harmless and would go away on its own.  However, they want to be 100% sure and in order to do that, they want to do an MRI.  

We have one scheduled for Wednesday morning at 8.  Sydney will have to go under general anesthesia for the MRI, and naturally, I am a bit of a wreck.  Tuesday night and Wednesday morning are going to be rough on our family.  If you can, please remember us and keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Oh, this sweet baby.  I couldn't love her more.
{Amazing pictures taken by my sister-in-law, Marissa.}

1 comment:

Mom Cooper said...

I know this is an upsetting time for you and David. Actually for all of us if the truth be known. Keep believing that God is in control of this situation and He will see us all through it.

Sydney is a special little baby and I know in my heart that God will continue to love and protect her.

I will continue to pray for Sydney that God will watch over her during the MRI. I will pray for you and David during that time, that God will give you both a peace and assurance that all will be fine.

God is good.