Took another lovely walk to a park this morning.
I didn't want anything to detract from the joy of yesterday's news about J's heart, so here's the scoop on the rest of our doctor visits. We think Jiushu has an inguinal hernia, so he has an appointment with a general surgeon in a few weeks to determine whether he needs surgery to fix it. We also got a referral to a neurosurgeon (I think?) to examine the tumor site, do some kind of scan, and make sure there are no residual issues there. And a referral for physical therapy. Haven't made those appointments yet. He had blood drawn to check various things--recheck of labs done in China--and we also sent in a stool sample (ewww). Results not back on any of that. Jiushu's current size: 25%-ile for height, 50%-ile for head size, and a whopping 3%-ile for weight. That's not a typo. Third percentile. Still working on putting some chub on that kid.
We are slowly discovering our new normal as a family of six. Not easy, but as we approach the throne of grace with confidence, we receive mercy and grace to help us in our time of need. Thank God!