Prior to Blaze's surgery we had metabolic screening (Preventine New Born Screening) done since we were at the hospital. It was recommended by the on-staff Pediatrician during Blaze's last check up. It is to check multiple genetic disorders. She gave us a pamphlet on the testing and it is quite a non-invasive test (Yah right, tell that to Blaze!). It consists of a simple heel prick (like a blood glucose test) and a urine sample. Gerry and I both had to laugh when the nurse brought in a urine specimen cup for us to give to Blaze, what did she expect from our 13 day old son, to be able to go on command? I kindly asked her for a pediatric urine specimen bag, which seemed like a huge task as it took forever to get. Both the Docs has a good chuckle over our story as well. It takes 20 days for the results of the test and the hospital will email those to us as we will be back in Arizona.
After hopefully a relatively short day at the FRRO on Thursday, we all jet-set to Goa. Once again Amit ROCKED and booked the entire vacation getaway for us at a outstanding price. A 4 day/3 night, 4 star hotel, including breakfast every morning, 1 hour sunset cruise, half-day sightseeing tour, complimentary bottle of wine and 50% off all spa services (guess who's going to get a massage and who's baby sitting for that hour???) We are excited to get-away and have a slight change in scenery and enjoy some quiet time on the beach before heading back to the States on Monday night.
Time here has really flown by (insert sad face here!!). I can't WAIT to see our Frankie girl. I miss her dearly, but I know that Lauren has been a gem and has kept me updated on Facebook and via phone, that Frankie is her usual self and doesn't really leave Lauren's side. They have become quick friends. I wonder if Frankie is even missing us, as I am sure Lauren is spoiling her rotten???
Well, its off to bed, it surely will be a long night with our little one fresh post-op. Please wish our little angel a speedy recovery.