Monday, July 16, 2012

Tuesday

Hey y'all - hope everyone had a great weekend! We spent Saturday and Sunday at the lake with Jeramie's parents and it was fantastic.  Ethan is going to be quite the lake boy; I just know it!

Today I'm unpacking bags, washing wet clothes before they turn sour, and doing my best to get this water out of my ears, but it's tomorrow I want to talk about.

We take Ethan to see the wonderful Dr. I (his cardiologist) tomorrow morning.  It has been six months since his last appointment and I'm not sure what to expect.  I know three things.  One - his heart is a complicated, unpredictable mass of muscle.  Two - it must be doing one heck of a job to keep up with his energy levels.  And, three - God knows even more than I do.

As always, the gradient pressure where the conduit meets the pulmonary artery is our biggest concern.  I don't even remember what it was in January (who AM I?!), but I'm trusting that it has stayed within an acceptable range.  Will you pray with us, specifically for that?

Ethan has matured so much in the past six months that I genuinely don't have any concerns about how he'll behave with the various tests and procedures.  In fact, a couple of weeks ago at the pediatrician's office it was as if I wasn't even in the room.  To be funny I asked, "Ethan, do you even need me in here to help you?"  He sat perfectly still, shook his head, and confidently stated, "Nope."

Sorry, buddy.  But I'm in that room for quite a few more years at least!

I'll be back tomorrow with an update, and sometime after that with some photos from our lake trip.  For now, I'll leave you with my favorite from the weekend...

Ethan's 1st catch - July 14th, 2012

We covet your prayers and thank you for praying alongside of us for our sweet boy. 

7 comments:

Carolina Carters said...

Praying hard, friend! Praying hard! You can surely count on that.

And props for you for washing the clothes BEFORE they sour! :)

Kelly said...

I will be thinking about you and Ethan tomorrow and will be keeping my fingers crossed that the gradient has not gone up. Hoping for only good news....
Kelly

Stefenie said...

Ethan and your family definitely has my prayers! I know how stressful those checkups can be. The anxiety alone is just plain awful! Praying those pressures are stable.

Sherry Reese said...

Oh my gosh, that sweet angel caught his first fish! I am so excited for him. I just know you are going to get the best news tomorrow...God is so good! By the way, I nominated you as one of my favorite bloggers for a blog award. Check it out:

http://eddieandsherryreese.blogspot.com/2012/07/my-first-blog-award.html

Brandi K said...

Good luck tomorrow! I hope it goes well. Update me :)

Anonymous said...

He will be in my prayers as always. I love him and yall dearly!!

I cherish all of the memories we made at the lake this weekend.

Love Grandma A

The Smith's said...

Saying a prayer for a GREAT appointment, physically and emotionally!

Jesse

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