Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Scans and such.

We had the abdominal ultrasounds today for Phillip, Kiera and Bella. This is part of their "routine" screening now since they have a sibling with an abdominal cancer. I am pleased to report that all parts that should be there are and nothing that shouldn't be. The only point of concern was Phillip's pancreatic duct which is still dilated from the trauma it received 2 years ago. The good news though is that the dilation has decreased some from his last scan. This shouldn't cause any problems but we'll keep an eye on him. We still have to do an ultrasound on Lily's belly before we can get her port out. It was entertaining that at one point all available exam rooms of the ultrasound dept.were occupied by Mallory children.

Since they had to fast for the ultrasound, we all fasted this morning- and we were all rewarded with a big breakfast at Big City Diner.  Bella requested candy for breakfast- I think chocolate chip pancakes with whipped cream counts.


  1. Glad to hear that the scans went well! I'm thinking that that it must be easier to have all kids fasting at once like that rather than one at a time. Even as an adult, I get cranky watching others eat when I'm hungry.

  2. Hi Jen,

    Those monkeys are so funny,, I can only imagine seeing all your kids lined up for ultrasounds:) I'm glad it is all going well..

    Sending you a hug:)


Lily Kay Monkey

Lily Kay Monkey
November 2008 Photographed by Shelley Detton (7 Layer Studio)