Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Big Victories

 Yesterday was a big day for our family.

At a routine cardiologist appointment for Davis yesterday (he goes every three months) the doctor gave us the green light to drop his last heart medicine. This means that as of last night we have a healthy 18 month old with a healthy heart who is now 100% MEDICINE FREE!!

If you had asked me 18 months ago when I thought this day would come I would have said never.  It certainly wasn't a guarantee. It wasn't even a discussion doctors would entertain- there was far too much uncertainty.

And for the past year and a half we've watched our child who began as a very sick little baby grow into a thriving, wild, insanely loving little boy. We held our breath every time he spiked a high fever (which happened often), knowing all too well exactly what viruses can be capable of. We traveled everywhere with a little cooler so his medicines could stay cold. We thanked God for our incredible insurance every time we filled his monthly prescriptions.

And ironically, last week I ended up in the ER with him after he picked up a kitchen aid blade at our in law's house and cut his finger. Of all the rooms they could have taken us to in that massive emergency room they took us back to room number 19. The room where they did his spinal tap when he was six days old on the night our world literally came crashing down. Full circle, I suppose. Maybe that was God's way of giving me closure, a chance to see how far we've come. 

When we were in the hospital, somewhere in the third week, the specialist told us this would be the longest marathon we would ever run. And she was right. But we made it. There are still no guarantees, but there never are. We've truly been given a gift, and all we can do is pray every day for those out there waiting on their own miracles. 


Kristin said...

Love all four of you so much. He's pretty special. :)

Heidi said...

Oh my! I am so touched by your post today. I am glad to hear that Davis has a clean bill of health, and I know that you won't ever stop worrying, mama!

Yay for good news! (And HOW IRONIC about the ER visit...same room?!)

claire @ a peachtree city life said...

how wonderful! i can only imagine how amazing that felt/feels. blessings, for sure. :)

Design A-Peele said...

what a huge blessing!!! So happy for y'all!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

Congratulations! That is so wonderful! I'm so happy for you all! What a little miracle.

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