As I mentioned in my last post, I have been swamped at work. While this is a blessing, it was also a challenge this week because my VW bug Lucy decided to need a new alternator and was in the shop for two days. Thankfully, Angie and Todd let us borrow one of their cars on Friday so I could direct a video shoot for a client and Matthew could take Elias to the doctor for his six-month shots and check-up. Type A, controlling woman that I am, I wasn’t thrilled not to go to the appointment, but I left a list of questions for Matthew to ask the pediatrician and went to work.
Well, Matthew called me after the appointment and said very directly, Dr. S found a lump in Elias’ abdomen. While she is confident that it is probably nothing more than poop (E has a lot of poop problems), she would like us to get an ultrasound of his abdomen today. WHAT?!?! Of course this is the appointment that I miss, right? Like any mother, my mind starts racing, but I did my best to get calm, as the doctor repeatedly said she was just being extra cautious.
Because of my video shoot, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to go to the test at Vanderbilt with Matthew. When I realized that the shoot was going to end earlier than anticipated, I called Matthew. Our conversation went something like this:
“Baby, can you bring the rebel (my camera) to the hospital? This is a big deal and I want it to be today’s 365 picture.”
“No, baby, I am not bringing the camera to this appointment. This could be serious. I don’t want you sitting there with your camera around your neck.”
“Well, I just think we should document it. I know other scrapbookers would have their cameras with them and take pictures. Plus, you said Dr. S said it was probably nothing.”
“I don’t care.”
“Fine. I’ll see you at 4:00 and I won’t take pictures. Though I wish I could find my little camera so it would already be in my purse and then you would probably not mind as much.”
At 4:00 Matthew picked me up from work and sitting on the passenger seat was the camera.
After a lot of ultrasound pictures, the doctor determined everything was just fine with Elias. It was just poop.
Once we heard that everything was fine, Matthew got out the camera and handed it to me to take a few shots of the peanut on the bed.
Thank God it was just poop. Now if it would just come out on a regular basis… but that is another post.