"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Update on Big Sis

Connie's big sister, 3 year-old, Mary Kathleen, had a follow-up today with the dermatologist to check her "birthmark" and decide whether or not a biopsy would be done. Since there has been no change in the last two months, Dr. Sanchez feels comfortable waiting and checking it again in a year. Of course, we'll go in sooner if something changes. She feels like it is a very unusual birthmark, kind of like a mole on a mole. She thinks that the sebacious (oil) glands that are normally under the skin are for some reason on top of the mole. If left alone, we'll probably see some changes in it when she enters puberty. She said right now she doesn't feel a biopsy is medically necessary based on what characteristics she sees and that it would be traumatic. At an older age, when the procedure can be explained to her, we may do it then just to find out what it is since it is so unusual. Thank you for your prayers!

Connie was weighed again today and is up another 1.5 oz. He's 22 pounds even now--such a big boy! Tomorrow he goes to Dr. Brady (GI doc) for a follow-up. I'll update again after the appointment.

Please say some prayers for another heart family we know, the James'. Their daughter, Bailey, who I've mentioned before, is getting ready for her big Double Switch surgery like Connie had. It is set for next week. She has had several operations already to get her heart ready for the big one. They are hopeful for her to finally get her big repair and nervous at the same time. Please pray for safe travels and a quick recovery for Bailey and her family.

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