Trey and I both took the day off yesterday to head to Grand Rapids for a visit with Dr. Dickens. It was just a check-up, but John and I had generated a list of some questions since the beginning of the school year, and we were anxious to see what his hemoglobin count would be.
Our appointment was at 10:30. When you visit the clinic, you have to prepare yourself for a long visit. You just never know what the day might hold.
Trey was a rock star getting his blood drawn, and then we hunkered down with a game of Guess Who while we waited for his blood counts and a visit from the doctor. His hemoglobin was 10.4 -- that's really high for Trey....good news! Also, the doctor (not Dr. Dickens....we didn't get to see him) was pleasantly surprised that Trey hasn't missed any school this year because of sickness. John and I have been pleasantly surprised by that too!
Overall, he is continuing to do well, despite the fact that his spleen is enlarged. Trey always seems to become a bit of a teaching tool while he is there. Typically, at least one resident will come in to feel his spleen. They always talk about how a palpable spleen is not too common. Lucky Trey! He just goes with the flow. Yesterday, it earned him an extra poke prize. :)
We're so thankful for how well Trey is doing, and every visit to the clinic makes us thankful for the amazing facility we have so close to home. The staff there is fantastic and always make Trey feel like he's a pretty big deal. Were thankful for another good visit!
AND....these photos are a few weeks old, but I had wanted to post them for memory's sake. Rowan is our dramatic child, and she is never short on silly, expressive faces. On this particular day, she was choosing to show her many faces to the camera.
Her happy face is definitely my favorite. :)