Monday, March 21, 2011

Life is full of trials.

Well it has been a little over a month since I have updated this thing. I guess it is partially because I wasn't sure what to say and partially because we have been busy.
Kylee did great after her surgery she recovered very well and has had no complications. The day after we got home I got a call from the doctor that had done Colton's echo earlier in the month. He had had the primary's cardiologist review his echo and the primary's doctor said that Colton has what they call a co-arctation of his aorta and that they primary's doctor wanted to meet with us when he came back up in march.

That appointment was last Monday. When we initially got the news we were told to research it and be at the appointment. Well upon researching the congenital heart defect we found out that Colton has to have heart surgery. We met with the doctor on Monday and he checked Colt out and there is a 30 point difference in the blood pressures in his arm and his leg and his leg pulse's are diminished. He said that we will need to do surgery to repair the area in his aorta. We asked him if there was a possibility of doing surgery this next week and he said he would try to get things lined up. We still don't have a for sure answer and may need to be at primary's as early as Tuesday to get things done.
Needless to say I have been in a whirlwind of emotions and frustration mainly due to my need to always have everything planned out and prepaired. So Danny came to the rescue and helped me to realize that we just needed to plan as if it is happening this week and get things lined up for the girls and if we need to cancel then we can cancel. It has been a completely crazy experience. I keep going back and forth from being so very grateful that they were able to find this abnormality now instead of ten years down the road when he had fatal problems while playing sports. To being frustrated and wondering why they haven't found it before now. I was told and am hoping that we will know for sure first thing Monday morning.
I am just grateful for the technology that we have now and that after we get his heart fixed there should be no long term problems.
We also through out this time have shown our house a couple of times and gotten one low ball offer that didn't pan out so that extra stress of always trying to have the house ready and the possibility of maybe selling has driven me crazy.
I know it seems as though I am complaining a lot and I am sorry. I know the lord puts trials in our path for a reason and I know I will grow and learn from these trying times. I just wish my poor babies didn't have to go through all the pain.

I hope with all my heart that this next month will bring the sunshine after we tread through this storm.

1 comment:

Ulrich Family said...

Oh my goodness, Kim. That is terrible! I'm so sorry. Your family is in our prayers always! Hope all goes well at the appointment and let us know what we can do to help! Love you guys!