Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Prayers for Timothy!

Today was a great day!...we had lunch with Derek and my OB check-up. This week has been a great week!...we have had time with friends, fun with our sweet kiddos, laughter between me and Derek, and blessings every day that no doubt come straight from God's hands. This weekend will be a great weekend!...we prepare for Derek's dad to meet his first grandson and spend some amazing time with him. Still, I have a heaviness on my heart and in my head that is hard to shake. I know that Derek is feeling it as well. I don't think I have ever really asked people to pray in such a way for us and for our children through our blog, but I am desperate for God to hear our prayers!

Let me preface this by saying that we know so little right now and I could be asking you to pray and everything could be perfectly normal with our little guy. We pray that this is the case! Lots of you know that Timothy has had some fussy/colic issues. At 6 weeks, that peaked and has gotten progressively better, even over the past few days. He has had some trouble eating and our doc thinks it might be reflux so we are trying Axid to see if it helps. Although you would never know by his weight gain...topping the scales at 11 lbs. 5 oz. at 7 weeks old...wow! The one thing that has caused a bit of concern is something that Timothy has been doing for over a month now. I don't know whether to say it is shaking in his legs or tremors. Either way, his legs shake really frequently throughout the day. At first, we thought it was just newborn type reflexes that would eventually subside. Over the past few weeks, it seems they have gotten progressively more frequent and much more pronounced. I even had a lady ask me the other day in the store if he was cold b/c she saw his legs shake. We finally went in to see the Dr. yesterday. He was able to see the tremors as well as the nurses. He ordered blood work and we heard back this morning. He said that there were some slight abnormalities, but nothing that confirmed any suspicions that he had about what might be the cause of the shaking. So the next action is this, our Dr. has already set up an appt. at Vanderbilt w/ a neurologist for an ultrasound. Thankfully at this point, his open fontanel (soft spot) in his head allows an ultrasound to pass through. Our Dr. wants to avoid radiation unless necessary. If the neurologist can't find what he needs to with the ultrasound, Timothy will have to have a CT Scan or MRI or both. We go back to our doc here in the 'Boro next Thurs. (a week from tomorrow) for his 2 month check. Unless the tremors have lessened significantly or dissappeared, he will have to have the ultrasound.

While I am trying desperately not to worry, I'm lying if I say I'm not. I do trust the Lord! I trust His will and His sovereignty! I am clinging to the knowledge that He can heal if healing is needed for Timothy and that He will give us every ounce of strength and peace that we need while walking through this time of uncertainty. Derek and I ask that you would specifically pray that the tremors would miraculously dissappear by next Thurs. and be gone for good, requiring no further action. I don't even want to ask you to prayer for the "if they are still there" scenario. I want to ask God for healing and if that is not His will for Timothy and us, then we will go from there.

We cannot thank all of you enough! In the past 7 weeks, we have already experienced such an amazing outpouring of love and kindness from so many of you. You have called us, taken care of Emily, visited us at the hospital, offered breaks for me, brought us food and gifts, sent us cards, and you have prayed!! Thank you all...we know we have been lavishly blessed by having all of you in our lives. Please pray for our sweet son! We will keep you updated! (New pics in the photo album of both of our cutie pies!)

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9 comments:

anna said...

we're praying.

Laurie said...

hey sweet friend-we will be praying for Timothy's healing, you and Derek to rest in God's ability to heal, and for all of you to enjoy this precious bundle of joy daily! Please call if you need anything!

Joshua Baker Watson said...

Oh Karen, I am so sorry that these are still continuing. Anything abnormal like that throws us all for a loop. I will fervently be praying for these tremors to disappear just as I am praying for my headaches each day. We love you all!

Kevin and Ginny Moore said...

We're praying and will continue to. It was so nice talking to you today... I really miss you. I'll see you in a month!!! :)

Kolby said...

We will be praying for you all and healing for our Murfreesboro nephew!!We love yall.

JSM said...

You know we are praying for all of you...

John said...

I'll keep Timothy in my prayers. Keep us posted.

Anonymous said...

Karen, I am so sorry that there are concerns with Timothy's health. I know it would be so much easier to just relax and enjoy him without worrying.

We will pray for him that all will be well. Is there anything I can do to help you guys?

Leah Bryan Wilson

Supabloggasuprememama said...

I AM SO SO SORRY I am so behind on my blogs! I've been swamped with sickness, but please know I am definitely praying for sweet sweet Timothy! That is so scary to have the prospect of anything being "wrong" with your child, so I am definitely praying for you guys-i cant imagine what you are going through!

please keep us updated!
much love for all of you!
Ashley