I spent the morning at the hospital while Ivy completed the last of her tests--a glucose breathe test to see if there is bacteria in her intestines. This involved getting up very early, not eating any breakfast (no food or water after midnight for Ivy, I snuck a cup of coffee and a banana before I woke her up), drinking a glass of sugary warm orange soda and then breathing into a tube every fifteen minutes for two hours. She did much better than I expected--I was really dreading this one, it helped that they had a collection of Pokemon videos she could watch. The results were negative--which in a way is bad news, as it means she does need surgery now. She's actually rather excited about staying at the hospital, although after seeing this video about going in for surgery that La Mammina posted in a blog entry about her own daughter's upcoming hospital visit, she's decided she'd like to fly to Australia for her surgery. Unfortunately we'll be staying here in Cleveland but I think I've managed to convince her that the Cleveland Clinic is every bit as cool as Sydney Children's Hospital.
After a busy morning it was nice to come home to this package
Two back issues of Cotton Friend and some decorative tape--Little Red Riding Hood, hedgehogs, robots and cars. There is a super duper sale going on at Superbuzzy and things are going fast, especially the back issues of magazines. After missing out on the Spring 2007 of Cotton Friend, I quickly placed an order for these two. I'll post more pictures later--I'm trying to convince Ivy that she (meaning me) needs a nap.