Monday, March 19, 2012

Going to visit Dr. Aaberg

Sarah has lots of different doctors...  her oncologist, her pediatrician, her ENT doctor, her opthalmologist (well, she is supposed to be seeing her.  We'll get around to it...), and her eye specialist--our very favorite, beloved Dr. Aaberg!

I know I've said it before, but we really love our doctors and nurses.  They are like family in a way, and we always look forward to Sarah's exams since it's like a reunion!  Well, if the doctors and nurses are like family, Dr. Aaberg has to be the favorite uncle. : )  We just really love him, and I know he loves Sarah too.  If you are newer to reading my blog, he is the one who diagnosed Sarah's cancer in the first place, (and I had nick-named Dr. Doom at the time,) and the one who gave us the wonderful news that she was cancer free!  He is just a wonderful man and very special to us.

So, Sarah has to wait three months between eye exams from Dr. Aaberg, and that is a long time when you are 4 and you are anxious to go back.  So, we decided that it would be fun to help the time hurry along by writing a letter and making pictures for Dr. Aaberg.  Sarah often paints pictures intended for him, but honestly, most of them didn't actually make it.  However, last week, we did sit down and write a letter together, and Sarah cut out some pieces of paper, and drew a picture, and we gave it all to Dr. Aaberg today at her appointment.  I don't think he would mind at all if we shared the letter with you....

Here's the letter and the papers she cut out.  And she told me exactly what she wanted me to write on each one--sleepy mask (she is sedated with a gas for the exam,) froggy hug with no frog on it (you know Sarah loves froggy hugs--getting her blood pressure taken-- but the cuff at Dr. Aaberg's surgical center does not have a froggy on it like the ones at clinic,) and This is a broom for Dr. Aaberg (I think she just realized that the cuts in the paper made it look like a broom!)  ; )
 I wrote down word for word what she said. : )  The dentist stuff was in there because we had just gone for a check-up!  (Oh yeah, the dentist.  I guess that's one more doctor...)

 And here's her picture. 

And as I was putting on my shoes this morning before we left, I noticed she had laid her kitty in the cradle and covered her up and put the sleepy mask on her.  :)

Aside from the "nasty drops" as Sarah calls them that she has to get to dilate her eyes, we had a great time at Dr. Aaberg's!  And he loved her little letter....and best of all....STILL NO CANCER!  We are so thankful.  God is good.   : )

1 comment:

  1. Oh, that is so darn precious! I love that little girly so much!!

    What a blessing she is to SO many people!