Saturday, February 9, 2013

Preparations for Cath Lab

This last week I have been preparing Kamryn and myself for Cath Lab.  (Cath Lab is a procedure to biopsy the heart and measure its health.)  I have kept Kamryn mostly isolated so that she is healthy before and after the procedure.  She will also be isolated after the procedure to make sure that her immune system can handle the invasion.  I Googled the words Cath Lab and found myself watching a procedure on u-tube.  (not recommended)  In the past year, I have known about several children who have had complications and not survived the biopsy of their hearts. I have to remind myself that those children needed the biopsy because the Doctor thought they were in rejection.  Kamryn's biopsy is not because she is sick, but to establish a baseline for further testing.  
I am comforted by a blog post from another mom, reminding me God is in control.  She writes:

Do not look ahead to what may happen tomorrow. The same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you His unwavering strength that you may bear it. Be at peace, then, and set aside all anxious thoughts and worries. Francis de Sales
Now, I must figure out how to keep a 1 year old from moving for 4 hours after the procedure.  Because, God is in control of this and I am not. 

1 comment:

  1. I hope everything goes well. And as far as keeping her still goes you really can't, you just have to do the best you can with what she is willing to do.