WOW! I am OVERWHELMED with thankfulness and extremely touched by the love and care you all have shown us through your comments! I am really blown away and feel so loved and cared about! I feel ashamed that I was hesitant to even write this here on my blog for fear of being too personal, thinking everyone would only want to see cards and not my Real Life! I'm glad God nudged me to post...I thought to myself "Ok, maybe I SHOULD write about Ella...even one more prayer is worth posting for...I never dreamed God would send so many of you to send your love, thoughts, prayers and encouragement to Ella & our family! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! We have read every comment and read them to Ella...telling her that she has people praying for her all over the world. The thought brings tears to my eyes and makes my heart smile!! We really feel your prayers and thoughts and can't thank you enough for reaching out to us during this time...they held us & carried us through out our day yesterday! I feel SO BLESSED!!!! I will be praying for each of you as well...praying that God will provide all you need in your life! That He will bless you for taking the time to wrap your arms and heart around us!! ♥
The bone scan is over, however we must wait for an appt. for the results. The doctors and techs who administered the scan were wonderful. Ella did well. The first thing they mentioned was an IV for the injection of the dye and sedation during the scan. All Ella heard was IV and quickly started to panic. I told them we had chosen non-sedation. They said "No, the orders say sedation." Normally, I am timid and never 'talk back" to them, but for Ella I did and insisted they recheck or call someone, because she was not to be sedated. They left, came back and said, "Yes, you are right, no sedation was on the orders!" Whew! By then Ella had had plenty of time to let those 2 little letters I and V resonate in her mind and when it was time to inject the dye, she was in full panic mode. Yelling, screaming and fighting. It took 2 nurses, Eric & myself to hold her down. She may be little, but she is STRONG!!
We were to return 2 hours later for the scan (time to let the radioactive dye travels to her whole body). We returned and she was agitated, grumpy and in pain. I was concerned, explaining that she is always happy and in a pretty good mood...they said that many times children know more than we think they do and that she could be stressed over this whole experience and sickness and we might not realize it or just how much! She surprised us by getting on the table and behaving SO well. The nurse said she was the best patient ever, perfectly still and better than some adults.
It felt like it took forever and right as it was about over...the tech realized they had left the boards from the previous patient in the body of the machine!!! Yes, she had to repeat the entire scan and all the extra individual photos! Yikes! I started to panic then, because I was scared Ella would start to give out and act up. Ella loves music so I asked if they could get some music for her to listen to...they got the music, started the scan and with in 5 fives Ella was sound asleep. I Praised God right then for His NATURAL SEDATION!!! They were able to do everything they needed to do and she never woke until we left. :o)
We will have to wait for a call (with an appt) from the office of the Specialist who ordered the scan to know what the results. I hate to have to wait too long, but I know God will hold us while we do!
Afterwards, we took the kids - - - (yes, we took all 5 and they were perfectly behaved. Even had 3 different ladies ask if they were all ours and then complemented us on how well behaved they were. One lady went on and on about who extremely uncommon that was in this day and age...hee hee...it made us thankful and proud) - - -to eat, a movie (Mr. Popper's Penguins...it was really good), to Half Priced books to spend their $5 Summer Reading Reward Bucks and then straight to Target to let Ella pick any toy she wanted (this had been promised days ago and boy were we thankful she didn't take advantage of the offer and pick the grandest most expensive thing there)!!
Thank you all for lifting us up with your thoughts and prayers! Eric and I talked last night and we both feel a Peace that all is well, the scan will be clear and we will lift HIS name on high and sing his Praises!
We love you all so much and are more thankful than you know for all you have done!
THANK YOU for caring enough to pray for Ella and our family and for requesting prayer on our behave!
♥ The Boyd Family