Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Good News...

We had our cardiologist appointment this morning down in Santa Barbara. The good news is that his heart is no worse this time than it was back in December! (Everytime before this, his valve was narrower than the appointment before). So, we're scheduled for another appointment on April 21st.

Waiting for Dr. Harake to come do our ultrasound.

This was a rare moment of Henry sitting still. He kept trying to roll over and crawl away...much different experience then when he was less active!

Hanging out in the waiting room.

Great news, right? Well, yes of course it is. But, I have to be honest. For the last two months (since our last appointment), I have been stressing/worrying/emotionally preparing myself for a surgery date. We were told last time that we would be scheduling surgery at today's visit. I've hardly slept the last week, and it's been a nagging thought in the back of my head for what feels like forever. So, in a lot of ways, I was really looking forward to today. We would schedule the surgery, go down to UCLA, and move on with life. I could put it behind me and move on. So, to have another almost three months of waiting is a bit heavy. Obviously, I would be so excited if he had said "oh, wow, all gone!"...but he said "let's wait a bit longer..." I wish I could just say 'oh well, I won't worry about it...I'll just go about daily life until April.' Unfortunately, as you all know from my pregnancy days, my sleep is the FIRST thing that suffers whenever I'm stressed out or anything is out of whack. So, looks like another three long months of tossing/turning.

On the upside, I'm happy that it's slowing down and that he'll be that much bigger when the time comes.

(We forgot our these were all taken with my camera phone, and they were all really yellow so I had to convert them to b/w in case you were wondering).


Brianna Heldt said...

I'm so glad his valve isn't any narrower, but I'm sorry the whole thing isn't over yet. The waiting ALWAYS seems like the hardest part.

Keep hanging in there, that little guy is just so dang cute!!!!!!!!!!

Brianna Heldt said...

(just to clarify, the "little guy" i was referring to was henry, not andy, although andy looks very nice in the pictures too...could it be the diet club?!)

Jeannett Gibson said...

Good thing you clarified Brianna...I was beginning to think you were hitting on my husband. And that would make a continued friendship...awkward. Glad that won't be the case.

Rachel Slagle said...

I'm happy to hear that Henry's valve isn't getting smaller :) I will keep you three in my prayers and hopefully when you go back in April, things will be completely normal.

And like Brianna said - he is too cute!

What kind of phone do you have - it takes great pictures. My phone sucks at taking pictures!

Becky said...

Wow... the comments section is quite scandalous! The rumor mill will have fun with this.. guess the diet club is working:-)

Waiting is so hard.. but Henry is in God's hands and when he's just the right size and his heart is prepared it will happen. (or he’ll be healed.) Hopefully you can sleep between now and April!

Jeannett Gibson said...

Rachel-I have some old Verizon flip phone thing. Nothing new fangled or anything. Although I email them to myself (have no idea what the costs...probably like $5 each!)...and then I throw them into photoshop to help with color and constrast.

cee.fabee. said...

The waiting game sucks, but thank goodness Henry's heart valve isn't getting smaller!

Even though I've never met Henry, I do think about him a lot and I hope it all goes well.

I must say, I love it when babies have nothing on but their diapers. It's just so cute.

Take care Gibsons.

Lisa Leonard said...

waiting sucks, but the news is good. henry just keeps getting cuter, i can't stand it.

Kristen Borland said...

wow, you've got a great camera phone!

i'm so glad for the good news, but i'm with you. the waiting is awful! fortunately, that boy (like brianna, i mean henry!) is stinkin' cute!

Kate said...

sorry that you still have to wait, jeannett. that's so hard, at least you know that God is making you more into the image of his son through this testing. that's reassuring. glad that hen is doing ok, though. he is so so sweet.