Today marks the start of the appointments for Edda’s spinal fusion in May. We went to her pediatrician, mainly for her birthday annual checkup but talked about what we need to do to keep our pediatrician in the loop of all the surgical pre-op appointments and procedures. I want her pediatrician to be the hub of all the medical information I have on Edda. I did get Edda the HPV vaccine because we are pro-vaccine, even though we aren’t anticipating Edda to need protection from those types of papillomavirus.
Then we went to Children’s Hospital where I met with a hematologist who I wasn’t too thrilled with. Edda has low platelets, I just want her cleared for the surgery and provided a protocol so if she bleeds excessively during surgery to monitor her platelets and do the infusion if necessary. The hematologist had back surgery himself a couple of years ago and had to take a bunch of time off work and he told me – Edda’s surgery is going to be so much worse than mine! huh. Thanks for that boost of confidence. Let’s just focus on the bloodwork Mr. Hematologist!
Typing Edda’s blood. I need to sit down and really write down all of Edda’s appointments, they are starting to multiply like bunnies and I just have them written down on random sheets of paper.
Finally to school, where I checked in with her teacher. I haven’t seen him in a bit.
Got an unexpected extension on a ten-page paper, so I headed downtown to happy hour.