Tomorrow morning our family will travel to Omaha for Charli's follow-up scans. These are the first set of scans we have done at the 6-month mark...meaning up until now we have always checked her at 3-months.
Having said that I have all the faith in the world that her scans will come back GREAT!! But, there is still *that* possibility.
Another change for us is that this will be an ultrasound and not a CT or MRI. This means that Charli's little body will not be exposed to as much radiation from the tests, which is nice considering how much she has already been exposed too. This is a good sign, showing us that we are moving forward...
And finally, the last change is that Charli is not scheduled to be sedated for this tests. This will be her first test that she will have to lay still for. This could be a major challenge for many reasons!!! We will take Dora along, and we will take videos along -- so I hope we can keep her interested in those things and not what the doctors are doing. But, do you think it is really going to happen?!! There will be new people in the room with funny looking machines touching her tummy - hmmm?!! Please say extra prayers in this department!! If all else fails, we will just need to reschedule her scans and give her a little something extra to help her fall asleep for a bit. The fact that they are willing to try it without anything is another sign that she is growing up!!
I know I haven't said this in a long time, so I want to make sure to say it now. Thank you all so much for the love and support you give my family. You will never know what it means to us to know that you are all out there still loving and caring for Charli...and soon the new baby too! Sometimes it feels like a life time ago that we were actually living the nightmare, and sometimes it even feels like it was all a dream - or just a book I read. And other times I am reminded that it is all too real! Either way...the support we have found in you, the faithful followers, has been amazing. You have certainly made me a better parent and friend - and for that I will be forever thankful.