Friday, November 12, 2010
I had an overwhelming response of emails, phone calls, text messages and facebook messages asking what was going on with Jackson. I am so blessed by how many people LOVE our son. It was also a great reminder that there are a lot of people out there who read facebook! ;) I figured it might be a good idea to just write a little blog post about what's going on and that way you know how to pray. Plus, it would give a peace of mind that Jackson really is OK!
When Jackson was born we noticed that his chest was sunken in (concave). Of course, when you see something like that on your baby, you immediately think there is something wrong. His Dr. told us that the medical term for it was "Pectus Excavatum" and that as long as it didn't get any worse or that he didn't have any breathing issues, he was fine. So, fast forward 4 years later....
Tuesday we went to the Dr. because Jackson had an ear infection and his asthma was acting up from all the weather changes. When she went to check him out she noticed that his chest was a little deeper and told us that she felt we needed to look into surgery for him. The reason is that it could compromise his lung capacity and maybe even affect his heart...
For now, the signs of that happening aren't there, but it is always wise to get testing done, etc. She referred us to a specialist and we will look into doing that sometime in the new year. He really is doing okay and we don't even know if he will have to have the surgery.
What can you pray for?
Well, that he wouldn't have to have surgery! However, if he does need to have it, pray that we would have wisdom and peace about it all. He's so little still, so it kind of scares me, but I really do know that God is in control and that this isn't an accident! Jackson is one of the best things that ever happened to us and God created him just the way he wanted him to be.
Thank you, friends! We will keep you posted. :)