The Many Adventures of Keira!

This is our page to document our family's adoption journey- starting from when we first started planning for our little one, to when we brought her home. We're also going to keep this updated with all of the things that Keira has been up to since she's been home with us here in the U.S!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A New Activity

Things have been kind of busy the past few days and I haven't had a chance to write what this little one has been up to. We went to the doctor a couple of days ago. This doctor is a specialist with liver function etc. He wanted to do some more tests on Keira, but from her other labs previously done he said that she looks like she is doing great! He also said because her numbers are so low regarding liver inflammation, she may be a chronic carrier. This would be good news. When he said a few tests..he wasn't kidding. We went down to the lab and first I had to laugh because they wanted to do a urinalysis----uh-----how?!?!?! Obviously there are much smarter people than I am that have already thought this out and created a bag that you attach before putting on the diaper that traps the urine. Keira had JUST peed, so I figured that she wouldn't be going again for a while...that is until I realized just how many tests they wanted to run. They needed to collect not 1..not 5 vials of blood...but 12!!!!! Can you BELIEVE it?!?? Who knew my poor baby even HAD that much blood in her tiny little body! Now you know that after all of that, she was so scared out of her wits that she would have peed a gallon! They were great though and 3 of them worked together to try and get the vials filled as quickly as possible so that she wouldn't have to sit there with a needle in her arm for any longer than she needed to! Poor thing...she was such a little trooper though. The next day, I discovered that they have a Children's Museum in Escondido, so we headed up. It isn't as huge and extensive as the one in Illinois where Max plays (that one is HUGE!), but it's a cute little set up. She played for a bit..then we headed home and she REFUSED to take a nap. Wow...she was so miserable because she was tired, yet she just wouldn't sleep. That was a rough day! Here are just a couple of pictures of her sitting with daddy watching The Teletubbies. She just LOVES this show. She copies everything that they do and laughs and claps through the whole thing. Yes, it's still creepy, but what can ya do, huh? :) The other pictures are of her playing at the Children's Museum.


Rod said...

12 viles!!! Holy cow! The Teletubbies makes up for all the blood giwen. :0)

Paula said...

The nurse at the international adoption clinic said that the kids always pee when they get their blood taken. Jess went right as our number was called; you should have seen me running through the hospital back to the clinic trying to hold that silly bag on! If you think the Teletubbies are creepy, check out their cousins the Boohbahs - very scary! Jason loves them - even scarier.