Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It’s a Boy!


Last night I went to the hospital to have my foot x rayed.

The doctor began by examining the bottom of my foot.  It was filthy.  I offered to go wash it off, but that was not necessary he told me.

“Are you sure?”

He was.

A technician in a white lab coat arrived and smeared goo on my foot.  She then started running a microphone-like piece of equipment over the spot with the glass. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an ultrasound before, but was this as seen on tv.

I asked her if it was a boy or a girl.

The doctor told me that because we were looking for glass, it might not show up on any x ray machine.  Now, if it was metal, then they could find it.

“If there’s glass in my foot and it doesn’t hurt, can I just leave it there?  Do I need to worry about it?”

“It’s not a problem.”  He told me.

The woman was still moving the device over my gooey foot.  I watched the screen.  I couldn’t make out anything that looked like anything.

She said “there it is,”  and pointed to some static that looked like the rest of the static.  I believed her.  She highlighted the static and printed a picture for me to give to my doctor.  

The shard is half a centimeter long, and healthy, weighing in under a quarter gram.

We’ll probably go with a c-section.



  1. Oy, I hope they took it out. No infections while you travel please :-)

  2. Thanks for commenting Beth. For those of you who don't know, Beth writes a wonderful blog from the other side of the universe. I highly recomend it to every one who does not like my blog, it's wonderful in a profoundly different way. goodnessgraciousliving.com

    As for glass in my foot, more on this in a future post, I hope.