Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God. Zechariah 13:9

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

  • Heart Dr. Visit

    Almost 16 years ago, little Solomon was born.  The umbilical cord had only 2 vessels, instead of 3.  He was born 4 weeks early weighing 4 # 14 oz.  In my mother's heart I knew that their was something wrong with Solomon, but the Dr's. kept telling me it because he was 4 weeks early.  When he was 8 days old, he became VERY ill - extremely fast breathing, did not respond to me and his color was really bad.  By the time the ambulance got him to the hosp. they could not put any I.V.'s in him, for all his blood vessels had collapsed and he was turning more and more gray with each minute.  After what seemed like forever, they were able to stablize him at Reading and then transferred him to Hershey where they discovered that he had a narrowing (I'll use english language instead of all the med. terms) of the aorta, which was preventing blood from getting to his lower extremeties.  The next day, the surgeon went in through Solomon's ribs and patched it up, but by that time, his kidneys had shut down and he was still very ill.  He spent 13 days in Hershey and then was able to come home.  A few months after that, he needed to have the balloon done on that area, for the scar tissue prevented it from growing with him.  After that, he grew faster and seemed to do much better.  He still has a valve that has only 2 flappers, instead of 3, and he still is being checked by Dr. every 1 -1 1/2 years.   His visit today was a good one from the cardiac standpoint.  The worst part is that the Dr. reminded him that weightlifting and wrestling should be avoided!  Solomon loves doing both of those things.  I am trying to convince him to take up track, or something else.  We will see how successful I am.  We are thankful for the good report.

    solomon on tractor
    6 years ago this coming Feb., Oliver was born.  He was only 2 weeks early and seemed healthy at first.  After Dr examined him though, a heart murmur could be heard.  With Solomon's history, they did an echo right away and discovered that he had the same thing as Solomon.  They transported him by medivac to Hershey (he was not even 2 days old) and did surgery the next day.  Oliver was not near as sick as Solomon was and came home after 5 days in hosp..  Today, his visit was not as good to hear as Solomon's.  They did an echo and discovered his left side of his heart is slightly enlarged, the site of surgery is narrowed, and the tricuspid valve is creating a backwash, because it only has 2 flappers, instead of 3.  So, Oliver must do a stress test and depending on the outcome of that, there is a possibiltity of him having to take a blood pressure medicine.  The next step depends on the test.  This outcome was a surprise to me, for Oliver is full of energy and seems to not have any problems and I was expecting a clean bill of health.  I have to have time to digest it, I guess.  I am reminding my self that we have a Great Physician and our children are not really ours, but His.  It is this surrendering issue that I have to deal with........

    Thanks for your prayers!
    Until next time........

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