Thursday, December 8, 2011

Welcomed Relief!

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     Great news today!  Sawyer went to an orthopedic specialist to get a consult regarding his skeletal dysplasia.  The doctor confirmed the dysplasia.  However, it is not severe and he does not see it limiting Sawyer too much in the future.  He even predicted Sawyer could get as tall as 5'7" to 5'10".

     Our most immediate concern was Sawyer's hips. We have not noticed him limping lately.  However, he has not been very active now that soccer season is over.  The doctor was not troubled by what he saw in the x-ray or as he observed him walking. 

     This specialist will follow up in the next few months, but he was encouraging today.  This is a welcomed relief! Karen and I praise God, the One who knit our boy together.

     Sawyer has continued to do well with his dialysis.  Fewer alarms go off in the night and he has a good routine.  He still fights us regarding every medicine he has to ingest, but I'm glad he is a fighter.

     He has not been feeling very well the last few days.  It is not unusual for him to vomit in the mornings.  We thought it was some of his meds making him nauseas.  However, he has been sick without any meds recently.  Not sure what is going on there.  The doctor is aware.

     I have more to share, but no time to type.  Thank you for your continued prayers.  Although I have not been able to update this blog much in recent weeks, many people continue to reach out and let us know they are praying steadfastly.  Very encouraging!!  Karen and I continue to boldly ask God to heal Sawyer and we are heartened to know others do too.

5 comments:

Renee said...

GREAT! Wow He is going to be tall :)

DMaxATL said...

Praise The Lord! I thought about you and Karen last night, we went to see The Story tour and S.C. Chapman was there. The last time I saw him was with you in Richmond, and while we were there you met up with this girl named Karen. Great memory!
Love ya bro, praying for y'all! Hoping to come up to Norfolk some time in the next few months with work. - Doug

homeschoolmom said...

This is such great news. We are continuing to pray on this end. Thanks for letting us know as well! Will pray your Christmas is a wonderful one.

Puzzled said...

Continue to pray for you all daily. Rejoicing with you in the good news you received from the doc.

Baxter and Ruth said...

Breakthroughs...positive news...we will rejoice over each one! Many
blessings on your celebration of our Savior!