Sounds simple enough, but "there" is Addie's lungs and "getting in" requires general anesthesia, a winding catheter, and a miniature light and camera. Bronchoscopy. On my ten-month old little girl. Chest Xrays and labwork return normal results, but he hears inconsistent breath sounds between her lungs and she coughs a bit. I gritted my teeth, met his gaze, and calmly answered, "All right."
And I'll set my jaw, march through the doors, and hand my baby over to be "bronched" because I love her and because the doctor wants to peer through this window to her lungs to better care for her.
God help us.
God help him.
God thank you for amazing technology.
God thank you for my sweet, bright girl.
And dear Saint Therese, you with your lung problems down here, know. Please pray with me for Adah Marie.