Josie and I are returning to the closest semblance of normalcy we can muster. Jude is home-home, dinners are not defrosted or on-the-run (for the most part), and Henry is starting to show (favorable) sleeping patterns. We just recently remembered that we are church planting. We are going on walks. Jude is saying “ma-ma” & “da-da” with reckless abandon.
I thought I would share the latest on Henry’s health – so you can praise God in your prayers, and continue to ask his protection over Henry. Henry recently had a cardiology follow-up (see sci-fi photo above). Some of you know that Henry was diagnosed very early with two congenital heart defects: a moderate Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), and a *slight* coarctation of the aorta. Doctors said surgery was a sure thing – but monitored heart growth while he was in the NICU.
Back to his cardiology check-up. The cardiologist was very pleased to renege on his promise of surgery. It appears the VSD has become so very minor, that surgery will not be required. And the coarctation is no longer a concern. There is a slight murmur still – but it is not a major concern. We don’t need to describe to you how humbling and relieving this is to us. God’s abundant mercy to Henry feels awkward – no other way to describe it. We are thanking Jesus.
Henry’s next check-up (in a week) relates to his lung disease, BPD – and it is then that he could be released from his oxygen. Please pray for this. What a relief this would be to us (and Henry!).
Also, please pray that Henry would develop well: sight, muscle control, alertness. We are so far pleased with his development, but we still need to be in vigilant prayer about this.
Love you all,