Friday, February 1, 2008

A rough day...but its looking up!

Today was a rough day in Jellybean and Peanut's world. Today was THE day...the day they had to go to the doctor and get all checked out.

Their pediatrician was really great with them. Poor Peanut started whining the minute we got into the exam room and started crying as soon as we had to take his clothes off. He sniffled and cried the whole time. But the pediatrician took it in stride and made the best of it. He got all checked out and things look good. Jellybean was a trooper (through most of it). He let the doctor examine him and read his book while he waited. Everything looks good for him, too. For Jellybean it was all ok until the nurses came into the room armed with vaccinations. Poor little guys! We know for certain that they both have good lungs, because the whole clinic could hear them screaming over those shots!

The next step was to the lab where they had to live through another needle to get blood drawn for more tests. Peanut cried and screamed and cried through that...and Jellybean cried until the needle was in and then he calmed right down.

Luckily for me, Z went along to the clinic so I didn't have to handle it all alone. I stayed with the boys during their shots, and Z stayed with them during the blood draw. I guess we're equal opportunity pokers.

The boys have to go back next week for their Tb tests...and we'll have to wait to get test results on the tests they did today...but for now everyone is recouperating from their first American doctor experience. Lucky for them, we got their immunization record from Ghana right before their appointment and the doctor didn't need to re-do any of the immunizations they already had. So, they *only* had to get the shots that all kids get right before Kindergarten (that they do for 4 and 5 year olds here). Plus, they had to get their flu shot.

After their appointment, the resident mommy felt terrible for her boys...so off to DQ we went to get a cheeseburger and ice cream!

Tonight the boys have something exciting to look forward to. Grandma (my mom) is coming to visit! And she's staying for almost a week! The boys have been so excited for days that Grandma is coming! This is the first time that she will meet the boys - so I know she is looking forward to getting some quality time in with her new grandsons.

And, tomorrow we have our first post-placement visit with our social worker. We love our social worker and we are excited to see her again. She's been great to work with...and she even came to the airport with her family to watch the boys arrive. I know that she is looking forward to meeting two little boys who aren't as shy as they were when they arrived here.

2 comments:

Stacie said...

I hate taking Micah for shots! It breaks my heart - and don't get me started on the lab! I'm glad they made it through their day - I'm sure DQ helped you all! :)

Anonymous said...

Great posts on the blog! Hadn't read it till tonight. How is the eating going? Our friends from Ghana found grits very tasty (guess it's similar to a porridge they eat) and pork chops were also a hit. They thought lots of our eating a bit strange! I'm sure the boys will want to return to DQ!
Amy W (AAI Ghana group)