Thursday, June 12, 2008

Small Blessings

Joshua had a checkup with his cardiologist today. It is standard to have his heart checked up on every several months after the wall was built between the top two chambers to make sure there is no leaking. Another reason for his checkup is to keep an eye on his pulmonary valve.

Without getting too technical and detailed, basically his pulmonary valve is narrow. The surgeon and cardiologist did not want to fix it during his surgery for many conservative reasons. They were hopeful that it would open up on it's own, which sometimes happens. There was the possibility to have another surgery to open it up. That thought worried me....I did NOT want him to be put under and cut open his chest again.

So, I just prayed and prayed that Joshua's valve was just slow to open up. Well, God was listening because his doctor told me today that she was really pleased with what she saw from his EKG and echocardiogram. She told me he has less than a 50% chance to have surgery again in his future. Woo-hoo! I love those odds!

Throughout all of this, I have been proven, yet again, that all of this is not in my control. But His control. I didn't dwell on it or really talk about it because there was nothing I could do except pray and ask others to do the same. That's it. Pretty simple!

For those of you that have included my precious Joshua in your prayers....thank you. I will keep praying so the next time we see her, the % is even less. One thing that made me even happier was when the doctor told us that she won't need to see Joshua for 1 year. Wow!

Again, thank you. I am forever grateful!


Meredith said...

Way to go Joshua! Alli, I know how truly happy you all are and so are we. We'll still continue to keep him in our thoughts.

Marcia78 said...

Such awesome news!!!