A good day for appointments at Akron Children's

2012-01-27 09:04:54 by Megs Pollock, Patient Family, as posted on the inside.akronchildrens.org blog.

Jordan’s appointment with radiology and neurosurgery went well this week. We were hoping to have the same tech for his ultrasound because she was so efficient last month, but she didn't work Wednesday. We have another ultrasound tech that gets a star for the day though.

Now that Jordan is Mr. Busy Body, he was not as satisfied with lying still on the table. She didn't waste any time taking the pictures that needed to be taken.

While playing with another little boy in the waiting room, Jordan somehow lost his binky. Yeah, small tragedy for a sleepy baby. I picture these types of binkies to be like small potato bugs. As soon as they hit the floor, they're off and rolling in their own direction. The nurse was so nice to find another in order to keep the peace in Jordan’s sleepy world.

Dr. Hudgins and Holly Zeller were joined with a student. I thought to myself, he doesn’t know how lucky he is to be shadowing such an amazing neurosurgeon and physician assistant.

The results from the ultrasound were positive and Jordan's head circumference is again measuring in the 98th percentile. This means that we are cleared for a couple of months. Our next visit will be for our myelo clinic day.

On our way out we stepped off the elevators to be greeted by Dr. Robinson, the genetic doctor we met when we first learned of Jordan’s diagnosis. We only met with him once, but he made such an impact in that one visit that we couldn't help but tell him how much that day meant to us. We asked if the genetic counselor Melonie Michelson was working and he escorted us to their office for a brief visit.

Melonie was and is such a blessing to us. The stress of the last 4 months before Jordan’s arrival was decreased because Melonie was there for us at every corner. She gave us a small light to lead the way down the tunnel of the unknown.

Read more about Megs and Randy’s journey of raising a child with spina bifida through her blog, Labor of Love.

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