Sunday, January 07, 2007

Gonzalez's Heart

Today has been up and down. The morning was very difficult. Jaden was clearly uncomfortable and nothing helped him. The Resident was in looking at him and was a little panicked as he was so miserable, his lips were pretty purple and his leg was swollen. We watched him really carefully and looked and listened to everything. They did an ultrasound to check his legs for clots and it turned out normal.

It was dad's birthday today so him and Mattie came over and we had birthday cake and ice cream. Jaden let dad hold him for a few minutes with out crying. I guess that was Jaden's birthday present to his grandpa.

Sal went back to St. Cloud tonight to take care of some things at home and to catch up on a little sleep. He will come back tomorrow after he is done with his things.

Everyone is still uncertain what is going on with Jaden. It is very clear that he is still not better even though they fixed his heart. We are all trying to figure out what road to go down next. We will be talking a lot with the Dr.s tomorrow to see what would be the best option.

Sending our love.


Kristin said...

My heart just aches for you... I can not even begin to comprehend the emotions that you are dealing with in all of this.

I am praying for you and sending you (((((BIG HUGS))))) across the miles.

Just remember that our God "is able to do much more than we can ask or imagine". There is an answer in all of this, and until then, God will be your hope, your strength, and your peace.

Love you,

Stacy said...

Steph - I am so sorry that Jaden is having such a hard time. I can't imagine how hard it is for you to see him so uncomfortable.
Hopefully today the doctors will be able to figure out what is going on with him and make him comfortable.
Keep your chin up. You have a lot of friends and family praying for you and your family!
Luv, Stacy