Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Being thankful...

Just a quick note of praise and thanksgiving. Dr. B went to M.D.Anderson today for her first appointment, was scheduled for surgery tomorrow. The good news is that the oncologist (thankful that she got into her so quick) think it is not cancer! She will still need surgery so please keep her in your prayers but I think not until next week. Praying that God heals and gets her back on her feet. Well, I really know he heals...

Next, thankful for our new Dr. J who is Annabel new urologist in Houston. I had all but given up hope on urology, which of course, is a big problem for Annabel. This was our 2nd visit. He is so approachable, gives us timelines and help setup appointment in the future. He recommends equipment (such as foley cath, etc) and says he will help us with Medicaid to get what is needed. The results of her CMG from last week are definitely an abnormal CMG. Says she needs the tethered cord surgery, for many reason like her body curving sideways, bowel and bladder, lung capacity. So I feel sure it is needed and he(urology) will follow up 6 weeks after to see if there is improvement in her bladder function. Only if and then he finds that it didn't work will we then revisit the vesicostomy or Mitranoff (sp) procedures. I have never felt in such good hands, with Dr. B (pedi), Dr. J (urology), Dr. J (neurosurgeon), Dr. V(pulm), and Dr. S (cardio). I am going to relax and know that God is in control and know He will surely lead us in the direction He would have us go.

Thankfulness for Connie in her recovery from surgery. She finds out the results of her surgery (mass) tomorrow afternoon. Lots of prayers for these results. Mallorie was also put in the hospital again briefly but is home and feeling well today.

Thankful for two days in a row of phone calls from my soldier, Tyler. I guess I can't let myself get spoiled. From what I hear when he is at his final destination it could be weeks, like maybe 6wks. and I not hear anything. Lets see if I still profess that I know God is in control.

Let me not close by saying how thankful for all of you! There are days I think I can't continue this blog but then I just think of these people who have come into our lives from all over the world. Praying for you all and your families.


Anonymous said...

Dr. J is the answer to many a prayer. God Bless Dr.B who remains in my prayers.


Kathy said...

What a very hopeful post, Cathy! Yes, indeed, God is in control.

So excited to hear that you have heard from Tyler! You know I am praying for lots and lots of communications from him! Again, I am so grateful for him and other brave Americans who serve our country so well.

We are all so gratful to you and for your willingness to share your beautiful Bela (that's kind of like saying "beautiful beautiful" and she is!!!)with all of us and to let us be on your journey with you.

Good news about Dr. B and will be waiting to hear news of Connie.

Thanking God with you for the wonderful doctors that are advising you and caring for your precious Princess.

May God bless you and comfort you with His peace this Christmas season! Love you girls!

Mrs Redboots (Annabel Smyth) said...

Very much praying for Tyler right now, especially with the announcement of the 30,000 new troops to be sent to Afghanistan from the USA. I can (I am sure he doesn't mind) use him as a focus for my prayers for that whole situation, if that makes sense - much easier to pray for one soldier whose name you know than for an amorphous mass of people!

Glad to hear Annabel's doctors are finally beginning to make sense in deciding what she needs for her future.

Bless you all!

Laurie in Ca. said...

Thank you for updating with good news Cathy. It is all good in it's own way and I am so thankful that Connie, Mallorie and Anabel are okay. Praying for Connie's results. And I agree with you that God is in total control, especially when we find it hard to believe it. We are only humans that continue to hang on to Greatness. Love you girl.
Praying for your Tyler too, will be here for you when you need an ear.

Love and Hugs, Laurie