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, October 21, 2009

Tests & Surgery Outcomes

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

  • Tests and Surgery Outcomes

    Three weeks ago, Solomon and Oliver had their annual heart checkups. Solomon’s checkup was real good. Oliver had an echo, which revealed that the left side of his heart was enlarged. The area where the surgery was performed when he was a baby showed narrowing and he has a bicuspid aortic valve, which was in question on whether there was some "backwash". The Dr. was not sure on the cause of the enlargement, so he ordered a stress-echo test to examine how the valve and narrowing would react to stress. The Doc mentioned that blood pressure meds would be the first thing they would try, depending on the findings of the test. Yesterday, Oliver had the test and today the Dr. called with the results. He said that nothing showed up, everything looked good, Oliver has no restrictions at this point and that he (doc) has no explanation on why the heart would be enlarged. They did not double check the measurements yesterday, just the function (makes me wonder if his heart is still enlarged?). He said that he would check Oliver again in 6 months. Now the most exciting part of all this….? Oliver was anointed this past Sunday and God had His hand in the test results, for sure! Why are we ever surprised when prayers are answered? God’s will was done and we have huge grateful hearts right now!! Thank you to all of you who have been praying!
    Georgie had his tonsils and adenoids removed today – another event that was prayed for by many - Thanks Much – he felt them!!. Georgie was so peaceful, calm and brave that the nurses could not stop commenting on it. They said he was doing better then some adults. The surgery went real well and the time in the recovery room was good. He did not get sick on his stomach like some people do and he was able to down some pops soon after he arrived there. Now don’t get me wrong, he has a really, really bad sore throat, BUT he is quite impressed with how easy he can breathe out his nose.  The doc said that his adenoids were so big that they blocked 85% of his nasal cavity!! No wonder he can breathe easier!! Now to get him through the next week…….
    geo in hosp

    Times like these are a test of faith and a time of wondering……would I give thanks and praise if the diagnosis is sad news? Would I give thanks and praise if the surgery did not go well? I want to think that I would and I told myself that I would, but when it really comes down to it, would I? Thinking about it, I came to the obvious conclusion that it is MUCH easier to react in thanksgiving and praise in times of good news and reports. In times of suffering, sadness, or bad news it is ONLY possible in God’s strength and power and a MIGHTY strong faith in HIM.
    Until next time………

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