Saturday, July 08, 2006

I thought I would be the first one to get an ultrasound!

Well, he beat me to it. Between Brian and I, I thought for sure I'd be the first one to get an ultrasound. After all, I'm the one who will eventually carry the babies. Nevertheless, I will have to settle for second place. At least when I have an ultrasound it will be more interesting because we'll be looking at our baby.

I should explain why Brian got to get an ultrasound first. A couple of weeks ago he started experiencing pain in his shoulder when he pitched. After a while it wasn't getting better so he finally told his coaches, and they sent him to the doctor last Thursday. In order to see what was going on in Brian's shoulder the doctor performed an ultrasound. I got to watch as he explained what we were looking at. It was quite fascinating! The good news is, his injury is nothing serious. Please excuse my feeble attempt to explain the diagnosis. Apparently, Brian almost pulled a ligament out of a groove, but didn't (thankfully). If he had, the doctor said we'd be looking at something much worse. With therapy and rest it should only take him a few days to recover which is great news! We'd certainly appreciate your prayers regarding his recovery.

I'm thankful that we have things like ultrasounds that allow us to look into our own bodies. It's just fascinating.


stew said...

We are vary happy to hear that Brians arm condition isn't something very serious. We know how physically and mentally draining an injury can be. ITell Brian that if he is ever hurting again and the coach wants him in the game to just pull a Bobby Giron and say(while waving one finger in the air) "Uh uh, I not pitch today. My arm is tired. No way I pitch." And then just hang out in the dugout alll game.

Melissa Merkel said...

Oh! Gosh, all I saw at first was the word ultrasound! I would hope I wouldn't find out about YOU getting an ultrasound on your blog! :)