On Thursday morning, on the way up to Primary's for Mason's cardiology checkup Mason started coughing a lot. I thought to myself "oh no, is he getting sick?" And sure enough, at the appointment I could tell he was starting to feel feverish and really yucky. As we started to visit with Dr. Everett he sneezed out lots of nasty drainage.... and she immediately said I think we better test for Swine flu and RSV before you go home.
The good news is that everything came back negative. Although he's still got some nasty bug, because he is on day 3 of fevers, a runny nose, and a horrible cough. In fact he's been coughing so hard he gags and pukes, and he's lost is voice! He's got a really sad little cry right now, kind of like coming off the venilator. It makes me so sad when he feels this way. It also cause me anxiety knowing he's only got one healthy functioning lung! I pray it does not get down into his lungs. That would not be good.
At the appointment he didn't have an echo, but Dr. Everett said his heart and lungs sound good. She kept all his meds the same, because he's doing so well (besides this sicky bug). And......drum roll........Mason weighed in at 20 lbs 2 oz !!!! Yay!!! At 23 months I can finnally put him in a forawrd facing car seat. We will go see Dr. Everett again on Dec 14 for a check up and an ECHO.
Hopefully Hevaenly Father will continue to send tender mercies our way, so Mason can kick this cold and not need to be seen before then!
As for the other hospital and doctors from whom we are waiting opinions....I have no news. Honestly they must think Mason has all the time in the world to wait for them!!! Stanford called Monday after their care conference where they talked about Mason(which was on Friday Oct 30 th) and said they needed images from his Caths and Angiograms. What? Those had already been sent 6 weeks ago! Anyways, hopefully we'll hear something this coming Monday.
For now, I am on my second day in my PJ's holding Mason, because he feels so awful he won't let me put him down to even get myself dressed. I will just keep rocking and snuggling my precious babe, ignoring the messes that are all around me. For those can wait, but he can't!!!
Here is a quote I read on Paul Cardall's blog the other day (I've heard it before also) and feel like it is very fitting to our Journey right now:
"Each of us will have our own Fridays—those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays. But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death—Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come. No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come!” Joseph B. Wirthlin
I must say many days feel like everything in my world has shattered into pieces, but at the same time feel so blessed to have this opportunity to be Mason's Mother. I have said many times, but will say again I couldn't do it without all of you. So many acts of kindness, whether small or big, help get me through some of my most emotional and tough days. I have felt since Mason was born that we constantly have angels watching out for us. And here is a quote from a talk given by Elder Jeffery R. Holland which talks of these angels:
He testified, "My beloved brothers and sisters, I testify of angels, both the heavenly and the mortal kind. In doing so I am testifying that God never leaves us alone, never leaves us unaided in the challenges that we face. Nor will he, so long as time shall last, or the earth shall stand, or there shall be one man (or one woman or child) upon the face thereof to be saved."
Until next time...... and thank you for all your continued prayers for our Miracle Mason.