Monday, August 14, 2006

Doctors. . .

Rejoicing today that we live in an area with such wonderful doctors! Hayley had her first appointment with her pediatric urologist today and we loved her. Not only did she answer questions about Hayley's refulx, she also solved a problem that we needed solved about a year and a half ago. I even remember blogging about this problem a LONG time ago---Hayley's constipation issues. Without being too graphic, the x-rays that we were looking at today showed that she is SEVERELY backed up. We were given a prescription for her constipation as well as hope that we should have a much happier baby girl once that junk gets moving. Hayley is a pretty happy kid overall, but some of you who have spent a lot of time with her lately might see what I'm talking about when I say she has random moments of extreme clinginess/ fussiness/irritability. It has just seemed so strange b/c it isn't "typical" for her. As I told the dr. today, I know she is almost 2 and that 2 year olds tend to be fussy sometimes, but I am anxious to see how she acts once her poor little tummy feels better. For more detailed info, feel free to inquire in person. I'll spare the random readers the description of my kid's bowels. : )

We take Jack to his surgeon on Thursday for a consultation. He has a cyst above his right eye (left if you're looking at him) that he was born with. It keeps getting bigger and will continue to do so. So between the 2 of them, we will most likely be doing 2 surgeries in the next few months. Tra and I need to decide what to do for Hayley---we do have an option of no surgery YET but it doesn't seem like a great option. What would I do if I didn't have full confidence in my God right now? I know He will give us wisdom in our decision making and that He will bring them both through their surgeries triumphantly. (if He doesn't heal them before)

I'm so thankful for my healthy babies and God continues to gently remind me that He is in control and keeps my perspective in check. The other day after walking through Cook's in Fort Worth and seeing some REALLY sick babies, I asked Him, "I know I've gone through some tough stuff, but how could I EVER handle having such a sick, sick baby?" Immediately I felt like He said, "You would handle it just fine. I would carry you right through it, just like I always have before." It was a sweet moment. What a MIGHTY, LOVING, PRECIOUS God we serve!

4 comments:

Julia said...

I'm so thankful for the answers about Hayley! Sweet girl- I hope she will be feeling much better very soon. I will be praying about the surgeries and your decisions! It is good to have that perspective of how small our problems are in comparison to many others - praise the Lord for healthy babies! Love you!

Chesley said...

I am so glad you know what is wrong now with Hayley. Bless her heart! I feel bad for her that she is so backed up! I am so thankful that Hayley and Jack's issues are relatively easy to fix vs the really sick, sick babies at Cooks. Let me know if you need me to help you any in the next few months. I know God is with you guys and you know He will always take care of you.
Love you!

Courtney said...

Sweet Hayley and Jack! I hope these issues are resolved quickly and thoroughly. You guys are doing a great job looking into your options and not resting until you find the best thing for your kids. I know it's exhausting and I am praying for the peace that passes all understanding for you and Tra at all times. Love you and your family so much!

Heather V said...

How true are God's words to you. He will hold us no matter what comes our way. It reminds me of the song HELD. One line says something like, "This is what it means to be held, when everything else fails, we'll be held." Praise God your precious children are not that sick. But Praise God, if they were and if mine were God will still be faithful. I'm thankful for your insight, friend.