Thank you for those that have been praying for us and those that have sent kind words through email and Facebook messages. It is a blessing to hear that folks are praying for us.
Elijah went for his glaucoma checkup the other day and the doctor said that he is certain Elijah doesn’t have glaucoma right now! It was a blessing and relief to hear that. Elijah does have a thick cornea, which was throwing off the eye pressure tests, and he still only has a .55 on his optic nerve but he has not lost any optic nerve either. The doctor said that is probably just normal for Eli even though it is outside the norm for everyone else. He wants Elijah to have routine check ups just to make sure he doesn’t develop glaucoma later. We are praising God for this good news.
We do have a prayer request concerning Elijah. He needs to get braces to correct a cross bite that he has, but his insurance is dragging their feet on getting him approved. IF he can get approved before we go overseas and get the process started, we found an orthodontist in Nuuk that should be able to maintain the treatment until it is corrected. Having an orthodontist in Greenland is a blessing in itself because we didn’t think they had one at first. (^_^) But this is something that needs corrected while he is young, otherwise they said he will need jaw surgery when he is older to fix it.
Masey isn’t doing that great though. The doctors did conclude that she doesn’t have any tick illnesses (Praise God!). Right now she is on a 30 day heart monitor to see what is causing her heart problems. She has just about every symptom that you can think of – dizziness, heart racing, skipping beats, etc. The only thing that hasn’t happened yet is fainting, but she has been close. I don’t say this to scare anyone, just so you know how to pray for us. Her heart specialist did recommend she go to a rheumatologist to get checked again for rheumatoid arthritis. It took a while but she got in with one in Little Rock but the closest appt was for Dec 15th. While we sure want to see one quicker, we have to be patient about this.
She was doing ok for a little while with the arthritic pain, but she seems to be having another “flare up” these past few days. It usually starts with a stiff neck and spreads to the rest of her body. Please keep her in prayer if you would.
Thankfully the girls are both doing fine. I guess you could say they are healthy as horses! (^_^) At least they are eating like horses lately. We are accusing them of saving up energy for a growth spurt.
Finally keep me in prayers also. I have been dealing with some health problems for a few months, but haven’t wanted to say anything. I have had some tests done and go for an MRI tomorrow to see what else is wrong. It seems like my body is having trouble processing sodium. I have been on a low to no sodium diet yet still deal with what feels like the effects of high sodium. An endocrinologist that I went to thinks it could be a growth on my pituitary gland causing the problem, hence the MRI to see if there is anything in my head. (^_^)
We are so appreciative to those that faithfully pray for us, email us, and/or support us. Thank you so much! God bless!