Aiming for progress, not perfection.
"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Saturday, August 23, 2008
yesterday grayson had his echocardiogram and ekg at the heart center. the echo was first, and we were ill prepared. he needed to stay still and quiet, and, since the test is a sonogram on his heart, he obviously needed to be undressed. he gets real annoyed when he gets undressed. we should've undressed him, then wrapped him with his chest showing and gotten him back to sleep before we were in the room with the technicians. but we didn't. so, after about 10 minutes of trying to calm him with other methods, the gracious techs stepped out so i could nurse gray into submission. after that, he did quite well. there was one guy doing the test and another who appeared to be studying the pictures. i asked him, "are you gonna tell me what it looks like or not?" he said, "we're just gonna take some pictures and then let the doctors look at them." figured that. dangit. the ekg was lots of little sticky sensors on his chest, arms and tummy with clips and wires attached. the sensors were apparently cut into half the size of typical sensors so it was hard to keep all the clips attached at one time. once one was reattached, another would fall off. gray sucked on my finger during the process, and ended up doing quite well with that test as well. the lady running the ekg kept saying he was so perfect and beautiful. i have to agree. after the tests were over, we were told they'd be sent to a pediatric cardiologist in san antonio who would look at them monday and get back to us by tuesday or wednesday. so we wait, continuing to pray for gray's heart.