Yeah - the dreaded blood draw is over with...let's just keep our fingers crossed that the levels of both girls were good. We went Wednesday up to OHSU and Mia Rose (the little one) was sent first by her big sister. She is the hardest one because she just cries (better said SCREAMS on top of her lungs) the entire time. A woman came in to see if she could help out....Mia Rose has already completely forgotten about it. Alena keeps talking about the draw and how she does not want to go back. She is so good so...she sat on my lap for the draw and was a real trooper. She cried a tiny bit...but hey, if I could I would cry during a blood draw too.
This time they took a little more because both girls are also enrolled in a research study. If you are interested in the study you can check it out at http://genetics.web.emory.edu/studies/galactosemia/index.php.