Saturday, September 22, 2007

Yesterday, we took Judah to Hopkins for two different doctor's appointments. The first was a pre-op. evaluation for an MRI he'll have done this coming Monday. The doctor heard a heart murmur for which she tried to schedule a last minute ECG but couldn't. Admittedly, I was glad to not have to drag him to another appointment, but later became a bit anxious about it. It's something we'll follow up on at another time, and God willing won't fret about it until then.

The second appointment was a laser treatment for his face. Applying the numbing cream went rather well, but as to be expected, he screamed once we walked into the laser room and didn't stop until we left. Our doctor commented that he did really well to which I said, "I hate to see what 'bad' looks like".

Judah's face is looking pretty rough right now. He blistered in a few spots and has bruises all over as well. Unlike treatments in the past, his face also swelled up a bit. So, we're giving him Motrin and applying vaseline, hoping it heals up quickly.

Please pray for Judah and for us as this Monday, we have to return to Hopkins for an MRI. He'll have anesthesia for it and won't be able to eat all day. His scan time is scheduled from 3-5 p.m.
The MRI is being done from his neck down. His legs will be measured at this time as well to evaluate him for a related syndrome called Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome which effects one's limbs. More on the MRI later, if need be.

All in all, we are feeling our need for God's grace this weekend and into the early part of next week. Of course, we're always in need. We just feel our need more acutely at times. We'd appreciate your prayers for us. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Poor little guy. I can't imagine what it feels like to watch him go through this stuff. Will be in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Poor little guy and poor mom.......i will pray for a "smooth" visit. gigi

FishMama said...

I'll be praying for you! God knows what He's doing. Believe that, esp. when it makes no sense.

Jessi said...

Can't imagine...every time I hear all you guys go through, it is a testimony of God's grace all over you. He, through you, is amazing. You'll be in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I was showing off your children's picture this weekend at Norah's birthday party... everyone gave oohs and aahhhs at how cute your 3 are! Grace to you on this day, and peace to your brave little man.