Last Sunday night I saw a lump on Ruby's lower abdomen when I was changing her diaper.I took her to the doctor and she could feel the lump and thought it could be from Ruby having constipation issues, but because of Ruby's DX she ordered an ultrasound to make sure that all of Ruby's internal organs are where they are supposed to be.(I made sure to give Ruby plenty of foods and juice that would help her move things along in her bowels.I have realized that Ruby cannot have rice cereal at all because it makes her very constipated.)
I took Ruby for her ultrasound this morning and we got the results back this afternoon and everything is normal.The technician did tell us that Ruby has several gallstones but they may go away without ever causing her any trouble.
I have gotten to connect with some of the nicest people because of Ruby having Down syndrome.The ultrasound technician told me that he has a son ,who will soon be 13 ,and that he has cerebral palsy.His son goes to therapy at the same place I take Ruby.Even though his son and Ruby have different diagnoses I knew that he understood what it's like to have a child with different needs and I really felt at ease for the whole appointment.
I also want to brag on my sweet husband.He left work on Wednesday and met me at the doctor's office to be with Ruby and I just in case Ruby had to go for tests right away,and he went with me this morning for Ruby's ultrasound.I really appreciated him doing that.Thank you,sugee!