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Adopted 3 boys out of foster care, then got pregnant for my beautiful daughter, now currently pregnant again with twins.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

More Various Updates

I forgot a few things yesterday(of course) so here goes...

1. Out of the mouth of baby N's plastic surgeon...

Doctor: (looking at L and me): So, are ya'll adopting him (baby N)?

L, Me and Bio Mom: Stare at doctor wide eyed in shock...

Me: Umm, Uh, he's in foster care...he's in our care now, I'm not sure what's going to happen.

You could have heard a pin drop in the silence that followed that statement.

Of course, this doctor also believes if genetics says he won't live past 2 or 3(which is unlikely), there's no point in operating.

Will I change doctors? Probably not. The fact is..he can get the job done.

2. Baby N's former geneticist, on the phone with L..

L: Plastic surgeon needs the results of your testing. He needs to know whether he has any conditions that will seriously shorten his life.

Brainy doctor: Well, I can't tell him that now, and can't put that in my report. I need to do a more extensive chromosome 15 test. It should take about 4 weeks to get the results.

F*cking bastard!!! You know damn well the first series of genetic testing ruled out the obvious disorders that were life threatening! Are you just gonna milk the f*cking state healthcare system until you examine every freaking gene in his body? I guess he'll have surgery after he's dead then!!!

Excuse the language, but I get angry when someone's screwing with my kid.

4 weeks for genetics results.
plastic surgeon is backed up 4-6 weeks.

We're looking at another 2 1/2 damn months before he has his first surgery, which should have been done at 3 months!!

Damn them greedy doctors.

Hopefully the geneticist(new one) on the cleft team will review his notes and approve him for surgery. I can't believe the delays!

3. The wedding...

Do you really want to hear about it?

Pregnant bridesmaid(I bought my dress bigger because I was supposed to be pg by the wedding. I had the privilege of helping her buckle her shoes. The girl was a good friend from college who is still very nice though.

Arrived at church 4:30, wedding started at 7:30.

Reception: bad food, no alcohol, we toasted with some nasty sparkling punch. Not even a cash bar. I'm no alcoholic, but like to drink socially.

I arrived at the reception starving and the caterers placed 2 meatballs and 2 chicken wings on my plate.

Ceremony was nice. Pregnant bridesmaid was getting dizzy standing up so I had to escort her to the pew.

I'm glad it's over!


  • At 8:20 AM, Blogger Julie said…

    They really should just get the information passed around so the surgeons can get a move on! RED TAPE! GRRRRRRRRRRRR. So glad to hear the wedding it over- hilarious reception- haven't been to one like that since right after high school! ha! oh well.

  • At 12:10 PM, Blogger Just another Jenny said…

    I had a great big bridesmaids dress too (same reason, hoping to be pg). When the seamstress asked, I lied and told her I was a last minute addition to the wedding party when another girl dropped out. That reception sounds awful, I hope you went out afterwards (oh whoops - bet not now that you have a baby in the morning).

  • At 1:29 PM, Blogger GLouise said…

    I am so mad at those doctors and more importantly at the system! He should have those operations so long ago! It makes me so mad at how foster kids are treated! You and I would have had our own babies into the surgery at the earliest time possible. This isn't supposed to be a second world country where kids don't have access to the best medical care.

    I AM glad that Baby N has YOU, and that you are his mommy now :-)


  • At 3:33 PM, Blogger chris said…

    Holy moly.

    Hang in there.


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