Lisa Leonard Designs

the real reason

June 19th | older posts

we went to santa barbara was to take david to a new specialist. one of david’s biggest challenges is with his GI (gastro-intestinal) system. He has reflux and at three months of age he a malrotation (a twist or block) of the intestine repaired. Since there are no pediatric GI doctors in our area, we have been using our pediatrician as a sounding board. Although he is great, I felt like we needed to build a relationship with a specialist who can follow David and get to know him. I really liked the doctor. He took a lot of time to get to know David and asked a lot of questions. He has seen children with the same syndrome which is nice. He had a couple of great suggestions, too. So it a very profitable trip!
And letting the kids be together made it even better!

I am working on a couple silk knot necklaces that will be ready in the next week or so! Yay!!

16 Responses

  1. hannah m says:

    You’re such a good mom.

    My daughter has a bajillion medical specialists (well, 8, but it feels like a lot!), and I am forever thankful for doctors who know their stuff, but have a loving and caring bedside manner to boot. If I can look forward to, instead of dread, a doctor’s appointment, I consider that a huge blessing! It sounds like you’ve found that for your David (+you!), and I’m so glad for you.

    …that you now have an extra excuse to take a day trip to Santa Barbara is a bonus :-) !

  2. Diane says:

    Anytime you can get additional knowledge and different perspective is great!! I hope the new doc can help.

  3. debbiewhitlock says:

    I love your pictures.. They really capture your beauty.

  4. JenD says:

    I know how good it can feel when you have Dr you can trust. We have been so blessed to have good doctors for our daughters medical issues. Glad your trip was good.

  5. Jenny Fugler says:

    Thank you so much for your sweet, encouraging words last night. God certainly uses you! I love my necklace and so does everyone else… you are a wonderful woman! Thanks again…

  6. Sugar Plum says:

    Having a specialist that has seen this before is so priceless.. I’m glad it was a good trip!

  7. Kristin says:

    I am so so glad you guys found a specialist you love. We are leaving out in the morning for an 8 hour drive to San Antonio to meet with a new slew of specialists for my Abbi. Its always nerve wracking, especially wondering what they will be like and what they will say / suggest. I hope our experience is as positive as it sounds like yours was! *hugs* from one SN mama to another. :)

    I also wanted to let you know about a giveaway going on over at the blog. If you have a chance swing on by. It lasts until midnight on Thursday. :)

    Kristin :)

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  8. Ann-Marie says:

    I found your site through a friend’s site and I just wanted to say that your pictures are beautiful. Did you take some of them? They are quite remarkable!

  9. Danielle says:

    I am glad you had a good experience with the GI doc. Hope that is the just the start of a wonderful relationship.

    And that first picture of the two of you is breath-taking.

  10. Chrissie says:

    I forgot we were there for the dr. appt. I was having so much fun.
    I’m glad the appt. was so productive.
    Love you so.

  11. Misty says:

    so glad that you’re getting some help with the reflux! mason is having a hard time with it despite his fundoplication. uugghh!!

    sounds like your trip to santa barbara has been wonderful all around! LOVE the pics!! cousins are so much fun :)

  12. Stephanie says:

    I love that picture of David and the beach. So precious!

    I hope you find the right doctor to fit your family. Good luck with everything.

  13. Karen says:

    I’m glad you guys were able to find a good pediatric GI specialist. It’s nice when you find a doc who is willing to listen and get to know your child. We have one that we love, but since we live in such a rural area, we must travel more than an hour each way to see him. Previously we had seen a pediatric GI who was dismissive almost to the point of rudeness. Needless to say we did not return after the first visit with him.

  14. Songbird From Shadows says:

    Sweet, sweet pictures. :)

    Loved the look of the new silk knot necklaces!

  15. michele says:

    That’s great, Lisa! I really love that first photo of you and David. It is so precious. Miss you!

  16. Kelly says:

    I am so fortunate to live in So Cal. and have access to some amazing specialists for my daughter. Having lived in Santa Barbara myself, I know they have an excellent Children’s Hospital there (Cottage) and Samsum Clinic is also there which is world reknown. And, it s agreat excuse to get to SB! 😉

    I’m glad the experience was a positive one for David!

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