They're also "at that age" when food becomes an issue. I discussed the boys' eating habits with their pediatrician (which excludes any meat or vegetables), and she gave me a plan of attack. I know I'm not the first mom to have food wars with her children, but the stress is nevertheless real and present in my world today.
Otherwise, the boys looked 'normal'. Judah's head circumference was recorded a centimeter more than what his neurologist and I measured recently, but I think that was due more to human error than that his head has actually grown. I mentioned it to Judah's neurologist and am waiting to hear back from her, but I am not concerned.
Judah has a scheduled EUA (evaluation under anesthesia) this Friday, Feb. 10th, as a follow up from his eye surgery in December. As usual, if Judah's eye pressures are elevated, the doctor will determine whether or not to perform yet another surgery. If his eye pressures are down sufficiently, Judah will be sent home after he wakes up from anesthesia.
One snag is that the boys have both been fighting a head cold. Judah has gone under anesthesia before with a cold; it just complicates matters, and sometimes has meant a "trache" tube put down his throat during the procedure to keep his airways open. That's never fun to recover from.
Please pray that:
- God will give me grace to serve my sons and remain patient with them as they learn to gratefully eat their meat and vegetables.
- the boys will become better eaters.
- Judah will fare well with anesthesia on Friday and not be sick for the procedure.
- we'll be able to use the gas mask vs. a shot for the anesthetic.
- Judah will not need another eye surgery.
- We will make it to and from Johns Hopkins safely (the appointment is at 6 a.m.).
- Tucker will be pleasant for his sitter.
- as always, Lawrence and I will be wisely shepherding our sons' hearts through these circumstances to the glory and praise of God.
Thanks for your faithful prayers!