Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Patience?

I'm wondering what it is that God is teaching us. Is it patience? I think part of it is. I do know that whatever the lesson is, God will be glorified. I do believe Noah will be ok and that God will make him well.
When I arrived at the hospital tonight the neurosurgeon was ready to talk to me. Noah's bleed is worse than it was. He now has hydrocephalus. Which means he has spinal fluid built up in the ventricles in his brain. The ventricles are swelling and causing pressure. He is too small to be operated on and the doctor said he is showing no sign that it is bothering him. The signs would be breathing problems and rapid decrease in heart rate. So, he is going to watch him every day and continue to do scans every week. Sometimes the condition can go away, especially since his skull is soft. The fluid can be reabsorbed. If not, they can drain the fluid or put a shunt in when he is bigger. So, we'll just have to see how he does and continue to pray for healing.

9 comments:

Cath said...

My son had a bleed but not fluid. Prayin that it will resolve itself!

adopted aunt vicki s said...

MOMMY AND DADDY:

YOU ARE BOTH DOING A WONDERFULL JOB OF PARENTING. WE FIND OUT WHEN WE BECOME PARENTS THAT WHEN IT COMES TO OUR CHILDREN, WE BECOME VERY TOUGH AS THEIR ADVOCATORS! WE MAY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN QUIET, PASSIVE, NOT ROCKING THE BOAT, BUT WHEN OUR CHILDREN ENTER THIS WORLD, WE WILL DO ANYTHING AND GO THROUGH ANYTHING TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. YOU BOTH SHOW THIS EVERY DAY. I KNOW YOU BOTH ARE SO VERY TIRED. WE WILL KEEP YOU LIFTING ALL UP IN OUR PRAYERS AND THEY WILL CONTINUE TO COME YOUR WAY.

I'M SO PROUD THAT YOU KNOW BEYOND A SHADOW OF DOUBT THAT GOD WILL GET THE GLORY!

MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL
ADOPTED AUNTIE VICKI S

grandpahall said...

jenney! I believe god is on noah's side too. I really think his brain fluid problem will be ok. a fellow worker was telling me he's just got some growing to do.

love grandpa hall

Rachel White said...

"And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up......The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."
James 5:15-16

Annie said...

Dear Jenny and Steven,

I found this bible verse that I think is comforting.

"Peace I leave you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 41:27
All My Love to Steven, Jenny and Noah

Grandma Ann

FernandoDownUnder said...

Found this and I thought of you:

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future."

Jeremiah 29:11

It sounds like you guys are doing great. It is a rare parent that could find the glory of God in such a challenging time.

Dan said...

We continue to pray and believe.
With Him all things are possible!
Want you to know, I am praying for you and Steven, also!
I think about the 3 of you often, and I say a prayer everytime I do!
Dan

adopted aunt vicki s said...

HAD TO TELL MOMMY JENNIFER AND DADDY STEPHEN THAT NOAH WHISPERED IN MY EAR THIS AFTERNOON THAT HE LOVES HIS MOMMY AND DADDY!

KEEP UP THE GREAT FAITH!

LOVE ADIPTED AUNTIE VICKI S

Gina said...

Just wanted to let you know that we're praying for you guys! I created a group on Facebook earlier this evening that has 37 members in it. The group is a prayer group for little Noah! I posted this website for them to come to read updates. We're praying...for all of you!