That got me thinking of his problem list. Which got me thinking of the ways God has provided. Out of that, I felt the need to praise the Lord with you all. So here goes - his "problem list" and the huge ANSWERS that God has given us!
Premature baby. He is still on the small side (5%), but he is growing, and excelling intellectually.
Esphagus not attached to Stomach. Repaired on day of life two. Besides needing to cut his food up very small, he is doing well!!!
Ineffective Thermoregulation. He doesn't have this problem anymore!
Congenital Anomaly of Spine. Will be repaired on November 4th! Prayers for this!!!
Scalp Cyst. (Spina Bifida). Removed the cyst with a successful surgery! Follow-up MRI March 2015 to see if the hole in Gavin's skull has closed - prayers for that too!
Heart Murmur. Ruled out any structural problems in July of this year. Should grow out of this.
Congenital Anomaly of Ear. Nothing needs to be done with it - just adds to his cuteness.
Port-wine Birthmark on left leg. Ruled out any vein anomalies. Besides being asked frequently if it is a rash, it is doing great!
Tethered Spinal Cord. Cord released May 2013. Doing great! There is still fluid on the spine, but we are praying that it will go away on its own! Follow-up MRI March 2015.
Urinary Tract Infection. Had one during NICU stay, no more since!
Seizures. He is off his seizure meds, and we are praying he stays seizure free!
Multiple bouts of Pneumonia. God was with him each time. It was never easy, but he was such a strong kid. Praying this winter is pneumonia FREE!
Acid Reflux Disease (GERD). Still has a very acidic stomach, but for the most part tolerates it well! When he was very tiny the reflux was so severe it caused heart rate drops. Now he will throw up sometimes, and have hiccups. Overall - doing well!
From this: December 16, 2012
To this: October 18, 2014
Praising the Lord today!