Monday, July 18, 2011
Breathing a Sigh of Relief Today
Today I can breathe a sigh of relief. Today I dropped off a huge stack of paperwork along with precious vial of blood from each of us along with sweet little Eli's autopsy report for submission into the Potter's Syndrome study. Getting all five of us through a blood draw at the same time was no small feat. As luck would have it my oldest was the most nervous and was whimpering when the numbing cream was applied but it was my husband, who passed out in the operating room while holding her after her birth, who almost passed out today. I am very relieved to put the culmination of so many frustrating months almost entirely behind me. I will make sure that the autopsy samples are safely delivered before committing this experience to the farthest reaches of my memory. I pray that the only time we will hear from this study will be with the answers that we so desperately seek.