Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Let's Tackle One More Thing...Shall We?

Well, many of you know that I have been dealing with "issues" of my pregnancy for over two weeks now. I will be going in on Thursday for another examination with my OBGYN, so I don't have too much more to offer you on my condition currently. My symptoms seem to be waning though and I am hoping that I am seeing a light at the end of this rollercoaster tunnel I have been experiencing.

HOWEVER, Kenny is a different issue. He has been having nagging symptoms himself for over a week now. He has had chest heaviness and pain, tingling in his left arm, cold sweats, nausea, etc. He has been to his doctor a few times, but she really thought it was gastric-related. Well, Monday night we went to bed early and Kenny woke me up at about 9 telling me that we had to get to the hospital right away. He was in severe pain in his chest. Well, we got Gideon in some clothes and hightailed it the hospital. He didn't want this picture taken. Can you tell?

When we were in the ER he had an initial ecocardiogram that showed normal readings of his heart so then he was put on the back of the priority list. We stayed in the ER until 4:30 a.m.
We called our assistant pastor earlier in the evening and his wife and son picked up Gideon at about 10:30. That was such a blessing. Gideon was excited to go.

Well, I left about the time that Kenny was being moved into a room for admission. The doctor wanted to monitor him more, considering his family history (grandfather died of heart attack in his mid forties and mom had a heart attack in her forties). They did numerous tests on him the past two days and even did the nuclear dye and stress test last evening and this morning. The cardiologist just came in and told him that he is positive that he has no heart disease or issues at this time. Praise the Lord! He thinks it must be gastrointeritis as well.

Kenny already has an appointment for an endoscopy on Friday so hopefully this will give us more answers. He is really feeling lousy and has even been fasting in the evenings so his symptoms would hopefully subside in the evenings when he is trying to sleep. Please be praying for healing!

Gideon and I stayed home today. Gideon was throwing up throughout the night. He does not seem to be sick today. I think it might have been stress-related. He had a great time at the pastor's house with their kids, but I think it was more stressful on him than he was letting on. Poor thing! I think just staying home with momma and relaxing today was just what the doctor ordered. Hopefully we can get back to normalcy tomorrow (whatever that is lately :))

Thank you so much for all the prayers the past few weeks! We have definitely felt the intercession. I thank our Lord we have such good friends and family that are such prayer warriors!

Oh here are the latest school photos of Gideon!
This looks like the famous Sutherland head-tilt!!!! :)