John had probably his best clinic appointment ever this week. Our Nurse Practitioner thought he looked so good that we could even skip his scheduled echo! He is gaining weight slowly but surely and with each passing day is gaining strength for the Glenn (thanks for those prayers! They are working!). All the nurses and doctors there love him and it means so much to me to hear them oohing and aahing over him. They’ve watched him grow and thrive and really know him better than most anyone outside our family since we haven’t been taking him out much. He has a great team cheering him on at UVA and we are so thankful for each of them.
It’s hard to believe that we are now less than 4 weeks away from the big day. It’s a strange feeling to want something to happen and also completely dread it happening at the same time. We know he needs it; in fact, as he’s growing, his oxygen saturations are dropping (he’s now in the low 80’s and he was in the high 80s when we came home from the hospital) which means he’s outgrowing his shunt. But even though we know it has to happen and we want to get it behind us, it’s very hard to think about going back to the hospital and handing our dear, smiley, interactive baby over to the surgeon again.
As we’re nearing October 24, I’m going to post a specific prayer request on here every week or so. I am convinced that the Lord loves to hear our prayers and intercession matters. We would be so honored if you would continue to go to the throne of grace on our/John’s behalf.
This week would you please pray against sickness? As I’ve mentioned before, if John gets sick we will need to push back the surgery. If he has any lingering congestion or anything that could compromise his airways it would make the surgery even more risky. We need him to be completely healthy, especially in the two weeks prior to surgery, so starting October 10. We would love your prayers for this. Thanks for loving our cutie!