Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I should be sleeping

I should be sleeping because Noah is sleeping.  My mind, however, is not quite ready to call it a day so I am trying to wind down by updating the blog.

I am excited because Josh comes home tomorrow.  He will only be in St. Louis for less than 36 hours, but I'm not complaining.  I'm always stronger when he's here.

A prayer request:  Noah is having surgery tomorrow at noon to have a g-tube placed in his stomach.  This will allow us to control his intake a little more and hopefully encourage him to gain weight.  He will be admitted overnight so that we can learn how to use the g-tube and make sure there aren't any complications.  Dr. Coln is the surgeon, if you are interested in praying for him by name.  

A huge praise is that Noah's pH study indicated that his reflux is not severe.  This means that we do not have to do a second surgery to tighten the valve from his esophagus to stomach!  Definitely an answered prayer.

A praise on a different note is that Josh helped Alabama seal the deal with a big time recruit... she gave her verbal commitment yesterday and will be playing for the Crimson Tide in 2009.  A great way for Josh to start his new job.

Another prayer request is for our Alabama insurance.  Noah's diagnosis makes him fall into a category of "pre-existing condition" which means they could deny us coverage for up to 6 months.  Obviously, that would be bad.  Josh seems to think that as long as we have proof that Noah was covered by insurance in St. Louis we should be okay.  We got a document in the mail yesterday that seems to fit that description, so hopefully there won't be any gap in Noah's coverage.

Thanks again for all the prayers that I know are being said for Noah... it means the world to us.


Lana said...

I don't know you, but I am a friend of the Dillards and found your blog through them. You are in my thoughts and prayers. As mom to a 7 month old, I just cannot even imagine what you are going through. It just breaks my heart.

Just wanted to let you know you have a vast network of people - including strangers - praying for you.

Anonymous said...

I hope the g-tube surgery goes smoothly and gives both Noah AND you some relief. I will be thinking about you tomorrow and praying for more good news. How wonderful that people all over the country --- and world --- are praying and sending good wishes.

Take care of yourself too!

Anonymous said...

Your beautiful family is in my prayers!!


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