Thank you to all who faithfully pray for our little man, Judah. This past Wednesday at his eye dr's appointment, he sat through nearly the entire exam without crying. It was amazing. I felt like I had a different son. We've never made it through any dr's exam without him crying, let alone screaming and thrashing about, wiggling out of my arms. Dr. Abrams was able to get a really good look at his eyes. The swelling on the optic nerves has come down significantly which is a sign that the shunt is doing its job. Thank you, Lord!!
Today, I had to take the boys to the pediatrician as both of them came down with something over the weekend: fever, congestion, and very cranky. Again, Judah sat still and quietly endured the entire exam. His brother didn't do so well, but I guess he hasn't had quite as much practice. It appears both boys are fighting some sort of virus that hopefully will work itself out of their systems soon.
We learned at our appointment today that our pediatrician, Dr. Beck, who we love, is leaving the office in Bel Air to have her own practice at a 'sister' office in Ellicott City. We've had to say goodbye to two other medical care providers of Judah's, and it is always difficult to do so. Because we rely so much upon their care and because Judah's medical needs are so varied and unusual, it is always a test of my faith in God's goodness to see another one leave.
Please pray that I will resolve in my heart to believe God is good no matter what and will trust that He will show His goodness to us in tangible ways, even through the provision of a new pediatrician.
Also, tomorrow morning, a woman from Harford County's division of Infants and Toddlers is coming to the house to observe Judah. He qualifies for an evaluation and potentially services because his syndrome is one that can involve developmental delays.
Please pray that Sue, the woman observing/evaluating Judah, will see all that she needs to see from Judah and that God will give her special discernment to determine whether or not Judah needs any sort of early intervention. Also, pray that I will guard my heart once again to not fear the worst or jump to conclusions about Judah's future should there be evidence of delays, etc.
Thanks so much for caring for our family and carrying us on your hearts through your prayers.