Monday, March 29, 2010

VCUG & Jonah's Big Fall

Jonah had the dreaded VCUG test at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital this afternoon. I have agonized over this test for weeks and had knots in my stomach for at least 24 hours prior. I'm so thankful it's over! Jonah was brave and resilient! It was obviously scary and uncomfortable. He cried a lot, primarily due to being restrained on the table, I think, but our nurses were kind, patient and gentle.

This is Jonah just before the test in his little, yellow hospital gown. We kept it as a souvenir.

And this is Jonah post test. As you can see, his smile quickly returned! :)
Grams and Mimi
The hospital is a work of art, almost like an amusement park, created specifically for kids. These pictures were taken in the courtyard.

While walking in the courtyard, Jonah tripped and fell directly on his teeth! I have it all on camera. It was the most agonizing moment to watch! His lip immediately began to swell and bleed. I freaked!! I ran into the lobby desperately searching for a doctor. I was sure he needed stitches. Allen, his parents and my mom followed me in and attempted to calm me and convince me nursing was all he needed. Allen and I took him to the bathroom, washed him off and I nursed him. It did make it better. But his poor little upper lip is huge!! Thank God he still has his front teeth! It's truly a modern day miracle! UgH! What a day!!

His lip, post fall. . . sorry about the cookie in his mouth. Kind of gross. :)

Sleeping in the car after a day of trauma!
We decided ice cream at Chick-fil-a would be a nice way to end the day on a happy note.
You can really see the swelling on Jonah's top lip in these pictures. Breaks my heart!

And this is a video of Jonah on an ice cream sugar high! :)

We should receive the results of the VCUG from our pediatrician tomorrow. I'll post as soon as I hear.


kyle and molly said...

Poor baby! And he is still smiling! I think ice cream was the perfect way to end that day!

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry Jonah had his first busted lip! Poor baby! I still remember Emily's first bad fall & I reacted the same way Jessica, so don't feel bad. :) We'll continue to pray that Jonah's results will come back good. Love you guys!

John, Angela, and Briley Barker said...

I saw you guys walking into Chick-fil-a. We were in the drive through. I was actually a frantic mom on the phone too. Briley fell in the parking lot and hit the back of her head at the Y. We were grabbing a quick dinner to go straight home otherwise I would have flagged you down. I think that I was probably on the phone with my mom too! Glad that both of the babies are okay and praise God for awesome test results!!