Friday, September 24, 2010
An Endoscopy to Envy
Naomi carried a stuffed pink bunny and her face showed a mix of curiosity and apprehension as we entered the huge building. I talked to her cheerfully about the glass art hanging from the ceiling and the other children we passed. After check-in Naomi settled in to reading "Little House in the Big Woods." When the nurse came to take us back to our room Naomi refused to put down the book and walked the length of several hallways with the book covering her face, still reading. The nurses laughed as we passed their station with Naomi whispering to herself about Pa and his fiddle. I had to pry the book from her fingers so they could weigh her.
A few minutes later they wheeled Naomi's bed back to the room where I was waiting. She was groggy but awake, and happy to have a cup of apple juice. A new pillow the shape of a dog's head, with a smiling face was lying beside her. After discussing the ins and outs of the gluten free diet, and reviewing Naomi's discharge instructions we were free to go. It was a hot drive home and I was tired, but it was good to know that the biopsy was done and that Naomi was on the road to better health.