Hey guys!! I wanted to give you a little update on my progress. I am still in NICU. I’m eating like a champ. God is showing up all the time while I’m still here. Yesterday (Tuesday), they were working on my feet and legs. The diagnosis was that they needed to be stretched out and massaged so that I had more flexibility. Mommy was told some bad news that my charts said that my defect was in the Lumbar region of my spine (L1/L2) which normally means paralysis somewhere below the hips. This would mean that I would maybe use splints on my legs for walking minimally and use a wheelchair in social events. I could tell this made my mommy sad, but Jesus whispered in my ear that everything would be okay. My mommy and I prayed together for the rest of the day. Later that day, mommy was feeding me and there was a notice of movement in my feet and toes. People were saying that I was using muscles that I never even knew I had like hamstrings and calves. Everyone was so excited. THEN, MY MOMMY WAS GIVEN THE GOOD NEWS THAT ALL OF MY CHARTS WOULD BE UPDATED TO SHOW THAT THERE IS DEFINITE MOVEMENT IN MY LEGS AND FEET AND THAT WE MAY BE LOOKING AT ANKLE BRACES AT THE MOST. (SO THAT’S WHAT JESUS WAS TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE WHISPERED TO ME THAT EVERYTHING WOULD BE OKAY!) I was fitted for little boots (splints) to correct my feet and I feel better already!
Then, God came thru again and gave me my own private room in the NICU!! Finally, they are seeing that I should be treated like the prince that my daddy always calls me! I don’t have to listen to those stinkin’ alarms going off in the other beds around me any more! I don’t have to hear those other brats screaming next to me (… although I do pray for them every night). AAAHHHHH, peace and quiet in my own room with a door to close off and curtains to shut out the bright lights. I’m talkin’ deep sleep.
I did get to see my doctor tonight and I will have to have a shunt put into my head tomorrow. Surgery if for 7AM tomorrow. Yes, I know…..”another surgery”, but that’s okay, I’ve been thru this once before…..I’ll bounce back. They will put a tube in my head that will release the fluid/pressure and drain it into my belly. I DID hear someone say that if I recover quickly, I could go home as soon as this Friday or Saturday! What? No more wires that I can get tangled up in? No nurses interrupting my beauty sleep? Just me, mommy, daddy, and Sophie? AWESOME!!
That’s all for now. Talk to you after my surgery!
Love you guys!
– Oliver –