Sept 1, 2002
It's a Girl
June 9, 2005
Welcome Belynda Cruz
birth to our beautiful baby girl on June 9, 2005. She weighed
8 lbs. 4.5 ounces and was 19 inches long. I had an
unexpected C-section and my doctor had my husband come and look at
my tubes during surgery ~ she was really impressed with what a
wonderful job Dr. Perez had done!! Thank
you so much!!
Glory to God
in the highest!
We arrived in Harlingen about 3:30 p.m. and had a little bit of
trouble getting our rental car. They were all out of cars and tried
to get us one from another place but they would not allow us to take
it to Mexico so we had to go back and stand in line for Dollar Rent
a Car again. It all worked out, as we knew it would - the Lord was
We got to the hospital at 6:00 a.m. the next morning and they got us
into a room right away. Levy came in a talked to us a little and he
could see that I was very nervous. I really liked the fact that he
listened to me when I told him that they have trouble finding veins
for the IV in me. He sent the other nurse to get the smallest
needles, and they both went to work locating a good vein. It did
take two tries but it was gentle and easy.
Not sure exactly what time it was when they took me into the
operating room. As they were preparing for surgery they left me in
the very good hands of the anesthesiologist - I believe he said his
name was Dr. Moreno. Levy told him that I spoke fluent Spanish
(he was just kidding - trying to take my mind off of things I
think). Dr. Moreno was great he put the epidural in without me even
knowing it. Levy said they put some stuff in my IV and I was out.
They thought that it was funny that I went out as fast as I did. The
next thing I remember is my husband patting me on the shoulder in a
caring manner as to say it will be all right. I kept waking up and
asking questions. My husband was patting one side of my shoulder and
Dr. Moreno was patting the other side. I was really at ease. I would
recommend Dr. Perez and his team to anyone!!
Again not sure what time I was back in my room but it was early
because they were bringing me lunch at 12:30 -- jello, juice, and
tea. Levy came in and we talked about everything from surgery. He
reassured me that everything looked really good. The rest of
that day we stayed in our room which was huge. It had a bed, couch,
and chair. We had a private bathroom and a lot of privacy the whole
time we were there. The next morning Levy came in and said we could
leave when ever we were ready but thought we should wait until about
9:00 a.m. While we were waiting, Dr. Perez came in to check on us
and said everything looked good and we told him how much we
appreciated them and he said that he appreciated all of us too.
We left the hospital and went to Nuevo Progresso which is a border
town and walked around. Levy said that walking would be good for me
so that is what we did. All in all we had the most
pleasant experience in our journey to Rio Bravo - when you know that
God is with you it makes all of the difference in the world.