February 24, 2010

Four for Four

So I was thinking about it today and Sawyer has seen a doctor a week since he was born. Be it a regular check up, an emergency room visit or the latest, a visit to the paediatrics cardiology ward, he's no stranger to the hospital.

It's this latest visit though that's the point of this post. On our visit to the Stollery Children's Hospital this week, after an ultrasound and an EKG we were told that Sawyer has a heart condition known as Pulmonary Stenosis.

Pulmonary Stenosis is, by definition, a narrowing of the valve or path leading from the right side of the heart to the lungs. Sawyers condition, as of right now, is not serious but he will need to be monitored over the coming months to make sure that the narrowing is not becoming more pronounced. Worst case scenario Sawyers condition can be fixed by inserting and expanding a small balloon in his narrowed artery. This is an easy, safe and permanent fix.

We'd like to thank you all for your prayers concerning Sawyer and his health. It might sound weird but it is a relief to Trev and I to know what the problem is and to know that we live in a country which allows for money strapped students to access the most advanced health care. We thank God for His great mercy.

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