Friday, March 09, 2007

Testing, Testing...

Today was a big day for the little guy, the next steps along the road toward a kidney transplant.

We started in Cardiology for an EKG. Stickers all over and leads connected to the stickers and hoooolllld still now... jussst a few seconds more... Got it! Whew! Then, on to Radiology for a pair of chest x-rays. More holding still while the big machine overhead buzzes and snaps. Done? OK, off to the lab, where they drew 20ml, the max for someone his size. There's a battery of blood testing to be done, and if all goes well, they got all they needed today.

Trauma trauma trauma! And on top of it all, he missed his nap.

So, no actual appointments today - just lots of poking and prodding. We're optimistic (as always) that everything will run smoothly from here on out, and that Julian will be on "the list" in a few weeks. After that, it's a matter of organ availability.

Thanks to those of you who have expressed even a passing interest in donating a kidney. Seriously, that's huge! And we want you to know how much it means to us, even if you don't end up being "the one."

That's it for now. Enjoy the new pic of Julian at the top of this post. Stacy took it. She's been great at taking portraits of him as he grows and changes. It's amazing to look back at the old photos and see how much he's grown already. Hard to believe.