Monday, January 24, 2011

Another Glimpse of Sawyer

I had my 30 week ultrasound two weeks ago. Sawyer is doing great and measuring two weeks ahead! Kyle was almost 10 pounds when he was born so I'm bracing myself. I feel huge, squished, and don't know how I'm going to make it another 8 weeks. I'm praying he is a couple weeks early:)

Here are some pictures of our precocious two and half year old. She is doing so well and has really improved since her surgery. She is starting to walk more and doing better at therapy than she has in a couple months. She is finally back into her routine, but we are going to try to transition her out of her crib and into a big girl bed next week so her sleeping well could go out the window! She continues to be such a joy to us and we praise God for another successful surgery!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Post Surgery

Thank you everyone for praying for Suzie's surgery! What a blessing it was to be surrounded by so many loving believers once again. This was probably the scariest experience we have had since Suzie was first born. Apparently, her shunt has been failing for several months, and she started having some symptoms for a while, but because the shunt was partially draining, she would get relief and seem like she was fine. For about a month we thought that she just had a bad cold and we got antibiotics for her on Monday since it had gone on for so long. Then early Wednesday morning it was apparent that things were getting worse so we took her into the ER. After they tapped the shunt and drained some fluid, she once again seemed like her old self and didn't really seem to be in any pain. But early Friday morning she took a turn and was in the most pain we'd seen her in for a while. We praise God that the surgeon was able to get her into surgery so quickly so she could get some relief. He was able to replace the valve in her shunt with one that will hopefully be more effective at keeping the pressure more consistent in her brain. Suzie was like a new person after the surgery. She is exhausted and in a little discomfort at times, but overall she is just as happy as we've seen her in weeks! We were released from the hospital yesterday and are so thankful to be at home.

Here is a little video to show what good spirits Suzie is in today! You can also see her "ouchie" and post-surgery hair...what a mess!

Friday, January 7, 2011


We praise God that Suzie's surgery went well! The doctor said everything went as well as he could have hoped. Suzie was in a lot of pain this morning and it was very hard for mom and dad to see:( We are so thankful they were able to get her into the OR so quickly and get the catheter that was clogged replaced so smoothly. The doctor also put in a different valve that he hopes will keep this from continuing to happen. Suzie is a little uncomfortable but is SO much better than she was this morning. Thank you everyone for your prayers!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Prayer Request

Suzie is having shunt revision surgery tomorrow. Please pray that God would protect her. Please pray that the neurosurgeon would be able to find out what exactly is causing the shunt blockage. Please pray that we would glorify God with our attitudes as we are fighting fatigue and of course sadness in seeing our sweet Suzie go to surgery.