Monday, January 12, 2009

Hot Chocolate...definitely good for what ails you!!

Update: We got the test results back today(1/13/09)...sooner than I expected...and both the blood and urine were all clear! Hooray!

During Lia's 4 year old check up in December, I discussed the possibility of melamine exposure with her pediatrician. While we don't suspect any problems, I agreed with the doctor that it was most prudent to run the lab work just to make sure. I have really been dragging my feet on this one, but I finally took her to the lab today. Lia was such a trooper, charming the pants off of everyone from the receptionist to the phlebotomist along the way. We were able to complete the blood draw with a minimum of tears...and when I told Lia she could choose any treat she wanted, she requested hot chocolate. I secretly believe that her favorite part is stirring the whipped cream in rather than the actual drinking...but if she's happy than so am I! I was extremely glad to check this "obligation" off my to do list...and will breathe one last sigh of relief when we get the all clear from the doctor...hopefully in a few days.






Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Glad to hear it went well today!!

She is just too cute with that big mug of Hot Cocoa....she looks so tiny sipping from it!!

Hope you get the "all clear" report very soon!!


PS. Sorry that email was all over the place...I started it last night and finished it this morning before 6am and my first cup of Joe....I hope it made some sense to you...

a Tonggu Momma said...

Yeah, Kate!!! This sounds condescending and I don't mean it to be... but I am so proud of you! I know that's not a fun test. No one wants their baby to go through it. But you did it. And I'm so glad. (Plus, that negative test result will ease your mind every time the story pops up on the news again.)

Kam said...

Wow! Minimal tears!?! She rocks! My girls freak out if we just pass by the pedi's office! I'm sure you'll hear good results in a few days! The hot chocolate looks any more? I'll be there in 5~

Sharon said...

So glad it went well! Love that cup, such a cutie pie!

3 Peanuts said...

I am glad the stick was not too bad....They checked Kate's urine but I think we need to do more based on some things I have learned.

I really hope you get good news soon.

I love the photos of Lia drinking the hot chocolate.She looks so cute and cozy!!!
I, in fact, just finished mine from Starbucks. I am slightly addicted to the salted caramel hot choc!



Rachel said...

Glad the test went well. I think minimal tears for a blood draw is incredible. Hope you hear all is negative soon.


Shelly and Family said...

A girl after my own heart...I just love Hot Chocolate! happy to hear that all went well today at the Lab.

Missy said...

I'm glad that you got sweet girl tested. I know you will be relieved when you get negative test results. If I were her, I would have chosen chocolate, too : ) I knew I loved that little girl. She is so precious...such sweet pics!!!

Jodee Leader said...

It sounds like Lia was a real trooper! Cute cocoa pictures!

Michelle said...

I bet Lia charmed everyone in her path! She is such a beautiful little girl.

I hope you get good news about the results soon. I still need to get Mia checked - the appointment is next month. We've had to reschedule three times!

Jboo said...

Yum -- hot chocolate -- sounds tasty! Well, all chocolate sounds good to me! Glad to hear it went so well -- way to go Lia!


Amie@HeartSmiles said...

I bet it is good to have that done. WE need to do that as well. Have been dragging my feet too. ugh.

What a trooper. And I think I need a cup o' that. With lots and lots of whipped cream!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Just saw the update...GREAT you breathed a BIG sigh of relief!! I think this calls for more hot chocolate:)


Laura said...

Glad the tests all came out clear. Love the photo's of the Lia and the cocoa.


Colleen said...

What a big girl : ) I am happy that all the test came back good! I have yet to take Addison for the ultrasound that our ped ordered.
Hot chocolate is the drink of choice in this house too : )

Mireille said...

How funny, my twin girls do the same. Like hot chocolate or tea, just to put sugar into it and stir...they LOVE to stir. When they were 4 but now at 6 they still like to stir...what is it about that?? Check out my blog at adopted twins from Thailand living in South Africa...

Shawnstribe said...

wonderful photos

Jennifer said...


I am glad all the tests came back negative. I will be bringing it up at Katie's 4 year old visit too.

Love the photos of Lia with her Hot Chocolate. Katie loves it too. She calls it "Chocolate Hot" and now that is what Dan and I call it too.


Casey said...

YEAH!! That's great news. I need to take Em for bloodwork too... thanks for the reminder :)

The hot chocolate looks yummy too... maybe I should break it out tomorrow as we might actually be cold here!

Erin said...

Good girl, Lia. I need to do this too. I don't know much about it--- but it has been on my mind. Libby is addicted to "Hot Shloket" She & I loved these photos!

Bridget said...

Glad all things went well and hope that Lia is just fine! She looks so cute sipping her hot chocolate -we need a little of that today as it is 23 below zero - eekkk! Hope you enjoy a great weekend!

- Bridget

Heather said...

Good news! Love the pictures! She is darling.

my3 kids said...

So happy to hear that Lia's tests came back clear..I have yet to bring Emma in to be tested but better soon just to be safe. Lia is so cute making her hot chocolate and sipping it. She looks like such a joy to be around in all the shots you get of her.

Ivy said...

So glad to hear the tests were all normal! What a relief.

OH Lia looks so beautiful in the dancing post. You are amaing with that camera.

Can't wait to see you again.


Chris and Deb said...

What awesome news to hear that the tests were negative!!!! It is all such scary stuff!