The last couple of days have been a roller coaster of emotion!
Yesterday we walked in early to the USCIS office in Durham and had our finger printing done. Me, being a big rule follower, was a little concerned that we would be given a hard time for coming in 3 weeks before our date, so I already had lined up what we would say if we were turned away. Thankfully we didn't need to say anything because they could not have been nicer! Whew...what a relief!
That excitement was short-lived. As we were pulling out of the parking lot, I got word that some preliminary blood work was in for the girls. Initially it looked like both girls could possibly have Hep B and that our youngest tested positive for Sickle Cell Disease. The Hep B doesn't bother me as much as the possible diagnosis of Sickle Cell does. That just sounds like a really nasty disease. I have done so much research on both diseases today that I think my head might explode! Thankfully after speaking with a professional here it looks like there is a good possibility that neither has hepatitis and hopefully our sweet P doesn't have Sickle Cell. It is still too early to know right now and I won't feel 100% better until they are here and seen by our doctor. But I am feeling very encouraged!
The crazy thing in all of this is...I don't care! Whatever path God has chosen for us to go down, I am ok with it. When I heard they could have either of these diseases my first thought was "we need to get them treated". Thankfully we are a hop, skip and a jump from some of the best hospitals in the country. They will be in good hands here.
Also, in the middle of all of this, I found out that P fell and burned her face and shoulders with her porridge yesterday. It really made my heart break knowing she was hurt and I wasn't there to hug her.
Thankfully she is doing fine today.
If money was no object, I would be on the next plane to Uganda as we speak. I just can't wait to hug them and kiss their sweet faces!
They're beautiful and I can't wait to introduce them to you!