Thursday, April 16, 2009

TODAY IS A BIG DAY


So, if you have followed this blog for awhile, or you know me, then you know about my 3rd son. He has a condition called microtia-atresia.....in lay-terms "little ear with no ear canal."

He was born that way. I have posted a few times about it here.

Anyway, at some point between the age of 5-8 he will undergo the process to reconstruct his ear. I'm excited for him.....I'm terrified.

Today, my hubby takes him for a "check-up" of sorts to see if he is finally big enough to undergo the harvest of rib cartilage. He might not be. He is pretty small. We won't be surprised if we are told to wait another year. Part of me wants to wait. Part of me wants to get going.

I have reasons for both.

On the one hand, I don't want him starting kindergarten looking different. Oh sure, it's really easy to say that looks don't matter....it's really easy to say that if your child doesn't have a different look. Kids are cruel....even in kindergarten.

On the other hand, I do not want him to have to go through those surgeries...period. If I could do any of this for him, I would in a second. As it stands, the only thing I can do is pray, cry and love on him when he's scared or hurting.

SO....please pray for us for as long as this may take. It could be a matter of months before we are done.....or years. Whatever the time frame, I can assure you it is going to seem like a long time.

11 comments:

tollesons4him said...

You know I am praying, It will all work out because we serve an awesome God!

l♥ve my 2 guys! said...

wow. this is a big day!! Praying!!

Reflections in My Mirror said...

You are on my paryer list - being a momma is hard - especially when little ones are going through tough times. God is good and is control. I pray that He will guide you and your hubby as you make decisions for your son. i pray that God will be with the doctors and that He will guide the hands that are placed on your son's ear! God is working on this lean on Him! You are such a sweet peron and a great momma from what I see here on your page. Bless you and you family.
Love Amy Q

Miss Paula said...

What a mighty God we have. He knows the best timing! Give it all to him!

Summer said...

Girl, I am praying for your whole family. Why doesn't anyone tell you before you become a mama will rip your heart out?? :)

Lisa said...

BIG, BIG prayers! And (((hugs)))

everydaygrace said...

Praying all goes well! I know it will :)

R and R Stacy said...

Praying it all goes well.
I hope he's in A's class. She's awesome!!
Did you hear I'm thinking about going back.

Cammie said...

Wow! I feel so connected to you thru this post! My cousin had this same health issue. Great to say that she is a 37 year old beutiful woman! Also, my son was born with craniosynostosis (head fully fused, no soft spot. So I know what it is like to have your precious boy undergo surgery. Please know that God is in control. I won't tell you it is easy, but I will say that with your faith in Him, it all comes into perspective.

I will be praying for your precious family!

erica said...

I'm praying for and with you guys! I know that everything will go according to His plan and I am positive that #3 will handle kinder just fine. He's come so far in the past year; I'm believing GREAT things for him!!!!

Mommy Spice said...

Thinking of you guys and praying. Hugs!!