Thursday, August 13, 2009

Keeping our Heads Above Water

There is so much going on in our family right now and I would give anything if it only had to do with the business of going back to school.

We continue to helplessly watch our baby girl have seizures. It's unbelievably difficult to watch her go through that, each and every one just tears at my heart. Chad and I will be taking her to see her neurologist on Wednesday. Please, please please pray for this appointment. Getting the right medicine (if that's what we decide to do) or combination of medicines can be quite a process in trying to control seizures. The brain damage SK sustained at birth definitely complicates the situation possibly making the seizures harder to control. At this point from my description to the doctors of what the seizures look like, they do not feel that she is in any danger of suffering further damage to her precious little brain.

Her Creator was certainly not surprised or caught off guard by these seizures. Pray that He will shower us and her doctors with His wisdom so that we will make the best decision possible for our girl.

As if that wasn't enough, when it rains it pours....Jacob had tubes put in his ears a week ago and in doing so they found a cyst growing in his right ear. The cyst must be surgically removed and there is certainly concern for his hearing in that ear. We are in for quite a process with this too, depending on how big the cyst is and how involved it is with the bones of the ear, there may be more than one surgery in Jacob's future. It will all start off with a CT scan at the end of this month, we don't have a surgery date set yet.

All of that while I am desperately trying to maintain some sort of normalcy for everyone. The problem is that we don't do normal very well, so I really don't know what I am trying to maintain around here. I guess we are just trying to keep our heads above water. We are overwhelmed and certainly feeling like our family is under attack, yet we are grasping and holding tight to the One who has never let us go. Thank you for keeping our family in your prayers.

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