We've been trying to schedule this for about a year now and she would always get sick or have terrible allergies. She had to be healthy for 6 weeks prior to the procedure. That seemed impossible this winter. I finally gave up in March and said I'll wait for the summer.
Long story short, we woke up 4:45, showered and left by 5:30 (we stayed in Fresno) to get there by 6 am. We checked in, weighed in, went over her health history and finally at about 8am they took her back and we went to the waiting room. Joey went downstairs to Starbucks to get us coffee. We barely had time to drink our coffee before the Dr. came out with the update. She was fine. The pictures looked great. There is no damage to her esophagus or stomach. The pictures are amazing. It's pretty weird to have a picture of Isabelle's esophagus, stomach & small intestine. The nurse who was with her and brought her to the "Popsicle room" (recovery) said she woke up with a huge smile. She was so happy to have a Popsicle for breakfast. She was amazing. No complaining....and she didn't get to eat or drink the whole morning. Before the nurse discharged Isabelle she gave us lots of instructions and told us that she may take couple of naps. We could barely get her to sit down when we got home. She was hungry and stayed awake all day. We forced her to go to bed at 7:15 and even then she tried to convince us that she wasn't tired. I knew better...she was exhausted and fell right to sleep. She was treated to pudding, 7up, ice cream, 2 new chapter books & some miniature toy horses. I never ceased to be amazed by this girl. She's happy and brave when most kids would be frightened. Love my girl.
waiting for the doctors.