G.I. Appointment

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Nora had her G.I. appointment today. It went very well and alleviated our concerns about Nora’s intermittent gaggy-ness/spit ups and not pooping in 5 days. The gagging and spitting up is related to reflux which could continue on for another 8 months or so. As she’s getting a little more active and using more muscles, it could be putting different pressures on her belly which causes the spitting up. Not really anything to be concerned about. Again her belly feels fine, no obstructions. Dr. said he really didn’t feel much of anything in her intestines. With having had the diarrhea for so long her body didn’t have the time to absorb the nutrients as it normally would have. Now that things are back to normal she’s utilizing most of what she’s taking in, with very little left over for stinking up diapers and baffs.

Nora still has lots of boogies, but her lungs aren’t being compromised in any way. They sound nice and clear!
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Nora was such a good, good girl for the short duration of our time at Children’s. She was very good for the car rides too. She’d made an appointment at the Spa Baff immediately when we got home.

“Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh…..”
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Then she got cuddled to sleep by her Muthr who loves her like mad!!
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When she woke up there was silliness to be had.
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Beautiful cloud formation early this evening!! Bird or an angel?
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Thank you for all of your prayers today!!

Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.
(1 Chronicles 29:13)

6 thoughts on “G.I. Appointment

  1. Did the dr. offer any medications to help with the reflux? Kinsey has been on Zantac for about a year now and it helps, although at this point we’re trying to get Prevacid instead since it’s a little stronger. I think a lot of the T18 kiddos take something for reflux.

  2. Just had to comment not sure what u ment by bird or angel yes I see a bird but I also see Nora to the right of the clouds !!!! I think it’s a Clair sign with you and your special bird thing and also special Nora. Think u really need to look hard at that photo if u would like to email the photo to me if you can not see it I’ll circle what looks to be beautiful Nora and send it back to u. My email address is charlaine4@hotmail.com god bless

  3. Hi Aleisa,

    I have no idea if you will receive this, but I thought I would give it a try. Somehow I was led to the photoblog of little Nora’s triumphant arrival, and have been following your blog ever since. The reason I am writing is because I want to share something with you, with no motive or intent behind it other than to help you heal, and if you feel called to, to share this with others.

    I have a friend, a missionary musician named Danielle Rose. Right now she is working with a charity called China Little Flower, maybe you have heard of it. This organization cares for orphans in China who suffer from various illnesses, terminal illness, disabilities or abandonment. Its volunteers offer loving care to show the value of each human life and to build a culture that, “respects, protects, loves and serves life.” Anyway, Danielle has recently recorded an album focused solely on adoption, post-abortive healing, pro-life issues, redemptive suffering, and just really trying to protect the value and the culture of life. Proceeds from the album are going towards China Little Flower, which is so great. Here is the link to the album on iTunes, and here are the lyrics to two of her songs.

    Little Flower
    How can you say there are too many children?
    That is like saying there are too many flowers
    in the garden, in the garden of God.

    He planted man in paradise,
    he breathed in us the breath of life.
    Be fertile, fruitful, multiply.
    The first command in Eden.

    He promised to provide for all our needs
    he reigns over all the earth
    his light shines on every seed
    He cares for every soul so little flower grow
    God provides

    For Him there is no life to small
    His hand of love has fashioned all.
    He hears you weeping when you call,
    He knows you each by name.

    He promised to provide for all our needs.
    He reigns over all the earth,
    His light shines on every seed.
    He cares for every soul, so little flower grow.
    God provides.

    Through your hands God provides,
    through your heart God provides,
    through the Body of Christ.

    How can you say there are too many children?
    That is like saying there are too many flowers
    in the garden, in the garden of God

    Whoever receives one child in my name receives me.

    Just One Life
    She gave him a child but he said, “I don’t want you no more.”
    He gave her a ride, left her right outside the clinic door.
    “Baby it’ll be over so soon, this is the best thing for you.
    You don’t need one more problem so let this one die.”

    It’s just one life, just one life, just one life.

    He stands on the bridge looking down as the world passes by.
    Nobody sees the great river of tears that he cried.
    Desperate to end all this pain, don’t want to feel it again.
    Will anyone care if he lives or he dies?

    Just one life, just one life, just one life.

    Oh and Mary said yes to a life that God gave,
    Through this one life then the whole world was saved.
    In trust and with faith she was able to see
    the worth of the life she’d received.

    Truly God has a purpose and plan for each soul
    with hope for the future full o’ welfare not woe,
    the world didn’t know Him they couldn’t conceive
    how God in the womb became a human being

    Oh, the gift of just one life! Mary’s yes to just one life.

    We were saved by just one life.
    Will you receive just one life?
    The world can be changed through just your life.
    Just your life.

    You were especially on my heart with that song. Here is the link on the album in iTunes…let me know what you think, if you take the time to listen to it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/culture-of-life/id599860315

    You continue to be in my prayers. Love from MN. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. LOVE THE PICTURES TODAY. WHEN NORA GOT IN THE SPA BATH SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE IS REALLY RELAXED AND GLAD TO BE BACK HOME. LOVE THE ONE OF YOU AND HER CUDDLING. SHE IS SLEEPING REALLY GOOD. I LIKE HOW SHE LOVES COLORS. THEY REALLY GETS HER ATTENTION. I HAD TO GO BACK AND LOOK CLOSELY AT THE CLOUDS, BUT I DO SEE WHAT AMY SAYS ABOUT THE LITTLE FACE IN THE CLOUDS. I ALSO SEE TWO LITTLE EYES, A LITTLE NOSE AND A LITTLE MOUTH. ALSO KINDA LOOKS LIKE AN OUTLINE OF A LITTLE FACE. I DID NOT SEE IT AT FIRST, SO I CLOSED MY EYES, OPENED THEM, AND LOOKED ONLY AT THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CLOUDS. THAT IS WHEN I SAW WHAT AMY WAS SEEING. SO HAPPY THAT NORA IS USING THE EXTRA MUSCLES, SINCE SHE IS GETTING STRONGER. ALTHOUGH REFLUX IS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE, IT CAN BE RELIEVED WITH SOME TUMMY MEDICATION. SO HAPPY HER LITTLE LUNGS ARE CLEAR. NOW IF THE BUGGIES WOULD JUST LEAVE!!!!! HA! HA! GLAD THINGS ARE LOOKING SO MUCH BRIGHTER THESE DAYS. LOVE YOU ALL. TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS.

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