Thanks again for all the prayers and support. It is really appreciated, and you know
it really does lighten the load a lot. Em and I have felt a little better all week, not as overwhelmed I guess. One thing I have learned in this very interesting life I lead, is that no problem is insignificant, or marginal. Sometimes I feel that there are so many more with much greater courage and strength to handle adversity than I have and I wonder where they get the strength to handle those problems. Each of us has a cross to bear, for some it may appear light (especially as we get used to it over long periods of time), for others it appears that the load is great, but we all must bear our burdens and when we have prayer and faith in the Lord, our burdens can seem lighter especially when we have Him walking with us
Abby saw Dr. Giberson today. He really is a good ENT guy and I trust him a lot.. as does Em. He feels that given the minimal scoping that can be done without anasthetic and the value of that regime does not warrant doing it. He believes that the full scope workup is the most viable and likely to provide definitive diagnosis of Abby's conditon and he prefers to order that up at IWK in Halifax. However, he is NOT comfortable with the need for a full general anasthetic especially with Abby's history. In children under 6 months, the risk for neurological damage (irreversible) is quite high as it is, but with Abby's history it is more probable. So, he really wants to wait and not risk any more possible damage than she may have already suffered.
This will of course entail a lot more observation, we will have to be very aware of what is happening all the time. It is only for another 2 months I guess, but he believes that with the courses we are on now, that it might be efficacious at this time. Soooo, I guess that is what we will do. We need to make sure that Abby has all the best chances and best choices to be made.
She is in the Lord's hands, He has his plan, be that definitely beyond our ken, so faith will preserve us and we will do as His will requires. The Lord gave us good doctors and nurses, so I guess it is our job to listen to them.