Tuesday, September 1, 2015
ANNA'S POST TODAY
Sarah went to the hospital for an ultrasound a few days ago. Last time, she asked me to go in with her. In fact, she did this time, too, but I felt her Mother should go in with her. She feels that things don't upset me like they do her Mother. But she and her Mother went in and then John was called in. Pretty soon, John comes out and says I better gone in. Sarah is afraid and her Mother is crying when I got in.
There is a nurse there and said the doctor would be in to talk with me. I tried to find out from the nurse what was wrong, but she said the doctor would tell me. He had already talked with Sarah and her Mother so I tried to find out from them.
All Sarah told me is she wanted to get our of there. Her Mother was crying so hard, she couldn't tell me. I am thinking maybe the baby had passed or something was wrong.
Finally the doctor came in and started telling me what was wrong in medical terms. Some I understood, some I didn't. Finally, I asked him to tell me in plain English. He felt there might be something wrong with the baby. Wanted to run a group of tests on the baby while it was in Sarah. So I asked what they thought was wrong with the baby. Again, he spoke in medical terms. He said Sarah and her husband had given permission to tell me, so he wanted me to come in his office.
I told Sarah to get dressed. The doctor said, no. I said yes. Also, I told Sarah's Mother to go out in the waiting room and send in John to calm her down while I spoke to the the doctor. Sarah's Mother was still crying.
Followed the doctor down to his office. Again, he is all in medical terms and he felt this test should be done and that done. I said, I would have to call my Bishop to see what he thought. All during this he hasn't told me what he thought was wrong with the baby. I told him I had to know what he thought was wrong with the baby before I called Bishop Eli. When he told me, I told me, he had never met my husband.
It is possible that Sarah and John's baby might be a small person. So I explained that my husband is a small person. Also explained that we accept our children, just the way they are. We consider a small person like everyone else. The only thing I was concerned about was the child's heart. Doctor said it was normal. He asked me if I was going to call the Bishop. I said no, Bishop Eli would tell him what I just did. I guess he was not happy.
When I left the doctors office, I met with Sarah, her Mother and John. We got in the car with driver and drove to our house. At our house Sarah's Mother finally stopped crying. Sarah said she would never go back there again. John didn't know what to say.
When Elmer came in, I explained the whole thing to him. He grinned. Maybe another small person. Elmer then called Bishop Eli and asked him to come over to our house. I told Bishop Eli what happened. He told me I spoke to the doctor right.
Sarah said she will not go into the hospital for the baby delivery. John still wanted the hospital. It did help when Elmer he wasn't born in the hospital, I wasn't born in a hospital and neither was John.
I explained the doctor did not say for sure the baby was going to be a small person, but could be. In all that happened, I didn't get to see the ultrasound this time. I did last time, but not this time.
Bishop Eli explained if the baby was in danger of life and death or it was something major, he would have to pray before allowing them to do anything to the baby before it was born. We believe it is God's will. Bishop Eli led us in prayer. We continue to pray at home.
Eli asked when the baby should come. I explained the doctor said November, but I say October.
Trust God's Wisdom,