Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Park incident, and doc visit part 2

Took another lovely walk to a park this morning.

And then, a nose got bonked.  My little jewel of a girl.  And blood happened.  My chivalrous older son, seeing that I had nothing with which to wipe the blood, offered up his red shirt.  After all, the staining would be minimized on a red shirt.  Sweet boy.
 After my best attempt at clean-up.  Older sis was on baby duty during the incident.
She recovered quickly. 

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!


Valerie said...

Hey, J!

Thanks for all the updates.

Can you elaborate a little more about "the tumor site?" This is the first I remember reading about anything like that with your little guy.

(If you'd rather not, that's ok too. I understand.)

Carolyn's Tiny Tales said...

We did Logan's therapy at Children's Mercy Northland and loved the specialists there.

What is an ingenial hernia?