Updates on Victoria Lily Joy van den Broek, born 120705.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


We arrived at the hospital at 11am - had to wait for 10 minutes to say I was there. Had to wait for a futher half hour before being called in for weighing (though not blood pressure, bafflingly). The echo was another 40 minutes later and 10 minutes after that the Dr was ready but really wanted the blood pressures.... Having missed out her morning sleep (and she was awake in the night again...) Victoria was on the worst form EVER. She completely 'lost it' when there was a suggestion of blood pressures (she had already been pretty distressed during the echo...). One arm was done and that inspired even more crying. the result was, predictably, worthless. By this time Victoria felt strongly against even the thought of a stethescope...
Consequently no useful information was gathered and on the strength of the percieved gain in weight (over the last 18 months since that was the last time she was weighed) the Dr recommends an increase in the dose of blood-pressure-lowering medicine (in spite of the fact that we don't know what it is doing.....).
Well, I knew that the outcome would be good because God manages everything - but it was a baffling day!. The children loved the ride up and down the river - we saw loads of interesting things and kept warm while doing it.
When we got home Samuel had the dinner ready for us to sit down to and Victoria was soon bundled off to bed.


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