“All we need is just a little patience…”
You are welcome for getting GNR stuck in your heads now.
Finley woke up with a stomach virus, so we had to reschedule. Again, I felt the prayers today because I was really, really unhappy about the timing of this and having to push her appointment out further. This has been hanging out over our heads for too long. What can I do? Submit. We are no strangers to waiting.
Thankfully, we don’t have to wait another month and are on the books for 8/5. We are doing the X-Ray at 10:00AM and the MRI at 11:00AM. So friends, keep up those prayers. (Especially on that Tuesday morning when I have to tell my toddler she can’t eat until that afternoon.)
Ok, Lord. I am going to continue to submit to you, trust you, and YOUR timing. YOUR will, not mine.
I am actually oddly calm. So someone must be praying for me. If you would pray for sweet Finley and her tests on Thursday, here is my specific list of petitions and requests.
1. Healthy kidneys. No signs of Wilm’s tumor or any other kidney abnormalities,
2. Normal reproductive system for a female.
3. No signs of reherniation and an intact gortex patch repair.
4. Healthy bile duct and no evidence of a cholodochal cyst. (Let’s just say we ask for her to be completely healthy and have normal results on all her tests!)
5. For peace and calm for Finley (and her parents) and that God would continued to be glorified in her and our lives.
There is a part of me that feels calm because I think God already answered these things when we prayed for her health over 3 years ago as she was growing inside me. But, since God asks us to bring all our worries and petitions to him – these would be considered worries – so bringing them right back. I would say my natural state would be worry if I were left to my own devices.
Tomorrow we meet with the Geneticist. I will most likely post again soon if he has anything interesting or concerning to add to the mix. Mostly, he will be the point person here on the west coast to manage the tests and monitoring of the new list of “things to watch out for.”
People always ask if Finley is ok now. It’s such a hard question to answer. Yes, she is ok today. But she has this long list of things that could still happen. But honestly, don’t we all? There are lots of things that can happen to us tomorrow. Today, this moment, is all we truly can be certain of. Tomorrow, the only thing I am certain of is Jesus. I will keep trusting him to get us through.
On 7/24 we will be going in to Randall for Finley’s Chest X-Ray, MRI, and lots of lab work that will be taken from her while she is under general Anesthesia. They will be checking for lots of things as a results of her genetic testing results as well as the on going bile duct issues and her CDH repair. I am trying to just trust Him, and give all my worries and fears back to Him. Please pray for health and that they don’t find any issues, new or old.