19 January 2011

A Long Year

We have good news! As of Nathan's last MRI at the end of December, his brain abscess is finally GONE! He has 1.2cm of scar tissue left which is unchanged from his MRI in October. He is scheduled to get his line out tomorrow morning. He has to be sedated for it but it isn't supposed to take long. Up until this afternoon, I didn't really think he would get it out. He has a rash on his chest which his pediatrician treated as ringworm. However, we went to the dermatologist this afternoon and she believes it is either eczema or a fixed drug reaction. Neither are infectious so she wrote a note to the surgeon stating it was ok to pull his line. In addition to that I've also been sort of "trained" to wait for the other shoe to drop regarding Nathan's health. I know that sounds pessimistic but I feel like there's always something. Finally, I'm believing that this aspect is over and we'll be able to move on from this.

Tomorrow marks 11 days shy of one whole year that he's had a line in. He had his brain abscess drained February 1st of last year. Believe me when I say it definitely felt like MORE than a year. It was hard and exhausting and mentally and emotionally draining. But I'm definitely looking forward to this year. A year filled with less health issues and maybe more fun. We're looking forward to doing things we haven't been able to do. Nathan hasn't had a real bath since March! Since his line is in his lower abdomen and he can't get it wet, we've had to sponge bathe him. Looking forward to real baths! Looking forward to taking Nathan to the beach for the first time this summer! Looking forward to sleeping this year!

Thanks so much for all of you who've prayed for us!