|Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. (photo courtesy of mlive.com)|
Abigail had a...let me copy it down because I certainly don't remember the full name... esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Got it? Well, spell check doesn't recognize it either! :)
In other words, she "swallowed" a scope to look into her esophagus, duodenum and stomach. I have pictures from the scope but won't post them here. Instead, I'll show you pictures of Abigail waiting for the procedure.
|Watching a movie and playing on an iPad|
|This is just the IV room. We didn't take pictures in the endoscopy room.|
Abigail was sedated with this great drug that makes her fall asleep for about a half an hour but leaves no side-effects. Within an hour of the procedure she was awake, drinking Sprite, eating a rice crispy treat, and being wheeled back to the car in a wheelchair (she was still a bit unstable on her feet).
We are so thankful for excellent medical care, great insurance coverage, and caring nurses and doctors who do their jobs well and love children at the same time! What a blessing!!!