Monday, October 20, 2008


Yes, that's a good title for this update. This morning we got a call from the clinic and they had to cancel our ultrasound for tomorrow because the machine broke. Then they gave us another number to call to check to see if they had any openings.....well, that Dr. is on vacation this week. I just shook my head and said, "Well, that's Brazil for ya!". I wasn't even too upset yet. Yet, being the important word here.

I started thinking, hmmm, I'm going to be in the US, maybe I can just get an ultrasound done there. So I called my friend Tara and she gave me the number to a friend of her's that's a PA and works in an OB/GYN office. I called the PA and she said they could do it, but that it costs about $480. (I almost choked when she said that!) $480!!! I had no idea they would be that expensive out-of-pocket. I was thinking maybe $200. So, there went that great idea, and that's when the tears came.

It can get soooo frustrating here. Nothing seems to work smoothly here, and if it does, it's an exception. So it was just one more thing to be frustrated about. So, I locked the door to the room I was in, cried a little, talked a lot to God, and threw myself a little pity-party.

When I came out of the room and Renato saw me, he knew he needed to get into action. (Have I mentioned before how wonderful my husband is???) He started calling around to all the cities close to us to get an ultrasound....for this week. I didn't think it was possible, but my God is good! (And my husband is awesome! He has to call for all of my "womanly" appointments because I can't speak Portuguese. AND he never, ever complains. Yes, my husband is awesome!!!)

Not only did we get an appointment for Friday morning before we leave, but....get's totally God......IT'S FREE!!!!!!!!!! Yes, that's right. I mentioned in the previous post about having to pay for the one scheduled on Tuesday, but this one is within our insurance boundaries and is therefore....FREE! Yes, I am blessed by an incredible God who knows my heart and my frustrations. Thank you Lord!


Cheri said...

Praise God! You get a glimpse of your baby, peace of mind knowing everything's going well, and yet another cance to recognize The One who can do anything!

Enzo and Paige said...

Let us know when you find out gender! I am excited for you!Once you find out then you can start praying for him/her by name:)

Melanie said...

Tag! I enjoy reading your blog. I understand your frustration.

Wishing you the best!
Mel in Mongolia

Stacey said...

Praise God for HIS plans and that they were free!!!!

Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

Thinking of you and praying that your trip is wonderful!!