Monday, March 19, 2012

God is still in control

This past week or so has been hard. 

My papa was admitted into ICU while on vacation in SC. He has since been airlifted to another hospital in Hilton Head SC. He was bleeding from a very large ulcer in his stomach. They did surgery to repair the bleeding but he wasn't improving like they had hoped. 
The new hospital has been great. They were able to stop the bleeding. So many ups and downs lately with him. He's still on the breathing tubes and unconscious. A lot of good news has come in recently which has been great. 
We all know that God is still in control. 

Friday for me was spent in Labor and Delivery. Pre-term labor has started again. They were able to stop contractions and I was sent home. That same night I realized what had set off the pre-term labor. Another flare up of my Inflammatory Bowel Disease. My OBGYN didn't know what to do for me. I had been dealing with the very painful spasms until Saturday afternoon when I couldn't take it anymore. I finally called my GI Specialist. He is an amazing doctor who talked with my OBGYN and together found a medicine that was safe to take during pregnancy. I was able to get it Saturday and was able to get some rest that night. Sunday was spent getting back to "normal" again. 
God is still in control.

This week is going to be crazy as I prepare for Brennon's surgery. He has to have a physical from his pediatrician and have a complete workup from his pediatric cardiologist. Surgery is April 17th. I'm so nervous and excited to get this part past us but I would be lying if they didn't scare me with all the "necessary" doctor appointments prior to his surgery. Brennon has a heart defect known as Bicuspid Aortic. In the simplest terms, a bicuspid aortic valve can be a serious heart valve disorder in which the valve only has two leaflets, or flaps, that control bloodflow through the heart. Like the tricuspid valve and the pulmonary valves, normal aortic valves have three tissue leaflets.
God is still in control. 

Life is so good to complain though. In all the stressful times this past week, and in the weeks to come, I know that God is still in control. He has our family wrapped in love in his arms. I'm not sure of many things anymore, but that is something that has never wavered. 

May you each be reminded today of God's mercy, love and forgiveness. 

And just because I haven't posted one lately.... here is a 31 week belly shot. :)