Just a quick note to say we're doing okay. Things have been so chaotic for us this fall!
* I mentioned before that Stephen's doctor recommended we avoid crowds until the swine flu outbreak is under control, or until we have Stephen vaccinated. Hmmm ... I have a lot of research and praying to do before we vaccinate. We all three got the seasonal flu vaccination as always and did fine. With Stephen's heart and lung history, we need to avoid any possibility of pneumonia.
As a result of this, he is receiving home bound services through the school. His teacher is coming to our house twice a week to work with him. He and his teacher have never met before this year, so this has been a great way for them to bond before he is released to go back to school.
* We are getting all of our ducks in a row for Stephen to have oral surgery. Ugh! I had no idea how many doctors we were going to have to go through to get this done. His cardiologist, neurologist and even the geneticist have all got to send their most recent notes to the anesthesiologist. I am thankful they are taking all of the necessary precautions and taking his history into consideration before the surgery. This will be done in an operating room setting at the same hospital he was born in. We haven't been there in a long time, and have some very emotional memories at that place. I'm a nervous wreck because there are always risks involved with anesthesia. His lung function is good though, and we've been keeping him well, so that's a good thing. He is having all four wisdom teeth extracted and two other teeth that have teeth coming in under them. Dear me, the child has perfect teeth -- never a problem with them, except, he has too many of them ... Poor baby. :(
If he has the surgery before Thanksgiving, looks like he'll probably be eating puréed turkey. I'm hoping we can schedule it for right after Thanksgiving so he'll be healed up well enough by Christmas.
We appreciate everyone keeping him (and us!) in your prayers! I'll keep you posted.