I am sorry I am just now updating our blog after Clara's procedure on Wednesday...it has been nuts since we have been home!
On Tuesday we went for her Resting Metabolic Rate test first. She was a champ! She had to sit inside a big, plastic bubble and breathe for 20 minutes without talking or moving around. They said that most of the time, they are not able to get this test accomplished with children her age. She did it, though! Once we explained to her what was happening, she did great.
Next, we went to the neurogeneticist. We had heard really great things about him, and they were true! He is one of two of his kind in the country..yes, that's right...the country! He came in and already knew Clara. He told us everything that has happened to her as of yet, and things we had likely experienced based on what was in her chart. He had spent some time studying her, for sure! He took a lot of time with us answering questions (we had a two hour appointment), and then was off to his lab to get things ready. On a funny side note, he did not look the way we expected. He looked like one of those guys in the comtemporary music lab at UGA. He had wild, long blond hair, a country-western shirt made from a 70's print, brown jeans, and boots. Pretty teeth, though!
On Wednesday, we had to be at the Pediatric Surgery Center by 7:45 a.m. Thankfully, we have some dear friends in Atlanta who allowed us to stay with them that night. As nervous as we were...no sleep for two nights...it couldn't have gone any better. They took great care of her. The procedure went without a hitch. They had to go deep for her muscle tissue sample, and also took a skin sample from the incision sight. She was really sore Wednesday and Thursday, but is doing really well today! We can take her bandage off next Wednesday.
Now the hard part. We wait. It will take 6-8 weeks to get results from Dr. Schoffner. In the meantime, we are praying for COMPLETE healing of our sweet girl. We believe that God is still the Great Physician. Would you believe that with us? We appreciate your prayers.
Please continue to pray for us over the next few weeks. We are praying for a quick recovery for Clara, patience as we wait for results and for our house to sell so we can move to Michigan.
Well, I must be off to the grocery store! I have not shopped in three weeks, and my children are very tired of eating "whatever I can find", not to mention, I need to get out for a little while. Eight days in Michigan and surgery can wear a Mom out! Many blessings to you all!!