November 04, 2011

soliciting prayers for Brave (again)

Our little pumpkin is having problems with his pooper and his pee-er again.  Both are backed up and he is in pain, saying his "nummy hurts" and grabbing at himself.  Daniel waited all yesterday at the Yun Da hospital for an ultrasound, the results of which revealed Brave's problematic lymph node is once again enlarged.  This is probably causing his intestines to telescope, again, which is probably causing the pain, and backing up the waste.  Our American pediatrician here in town recommended heading back to Bangkok.  This time, the good doctors at Bumrungrad International might decide to remove that section of his intestines, so this stops happening.  Intricate surgery on the intestines of a 2 1/2 year-old does not thrill me.  To make matters worse, I couldn't tag along even if we had the money (which we don't) because Jubilee is still a Chinese citizen and even though Americans do not need visas to jaunt in and out of The Kingdom of Thailand (something about the king offering us a bunch of elephants to help us colonize the new world), Chinese citizens do.  We will apply for a Thai visa for Jubilee on Monday, but it will take at least two days for it to turn around.


So Daniel and brave Brave left on a jet plane early this morning.  Baby boy has an appointment with Dr. Sasithorn at 6:30 p.m.  I will update when I know anything.

Your prayers are being solicited because this time he is having trouble peeing.  That was not part of the equation last time, and urine retention is not a typical symptom of telescoping intestines (intussuception).  American docs here are stumped.  I am nervous.  Thanks SO much for praying.

It is amazing how fast we change gears, in this case from, "G0D Almighty, give me the strength I need to endure another day of whining and teaching little ones to share" to, in an instant, "G0D Almighty, please let my precious little shaver be OK."

There is nothing, NOTHING more valuable on this earth than one's children.  There is nothing that can scare the crap out of a girl faster than a baby with a health glitch.

I will keep you updated.