Wednesday, February 25, 2009

2 done

2 to go.
The bone marrow aspiration is done. Dr. Al was going to try to get a sample from both sides of her hips and an extra amount to do a certain test called the GATA-1. I think it has something to do with checking for transient leukemia, but don't quote me on that. We didn't speak with him after the procedure, but Dr. Uretzky just popped in and said the ear tubes are in. He did say they took a little longer than the average bear because of the size of her ear canals. Down syndrome kids have very small ear canals and have a higher tendency to drain more. So, he put in a special tube called a Titanium - something. The handle the ear drainage better or something like that. He said Dr. Pearl was starting on his 2 procedures, and things were going well. Technically, Olivia is half way done, although these last two things take the longest. Keep you posted...