Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Update from Friday's u/s...

We didn’t receive the best news from the u/s on Friday, unfortunately. The "kidney" is worst than what we thought.  It appears to really not be a kidney, but a cluster of cysts that formed instead of the kidney.  The only good news is that she won't need surgery to remove the "kidney" because in most cases the cysts will shrink and disappear over time.  

Needless to say, I'm devastated!  I know that I should have been prepared going to the u/s that this could happen, but I think I got my hopes up.  I thought they would tell me that what ever was seen in the u/s sound when I was pregnant had since disappeared or were shadows (yes wishful thinking).  I had my hopes up so high, and I'm so upset now.  I know we can survive with just one kidney, but I'll constantly be worried that something will happen to her right one.

We have another appointment on the 29th of this month with the Urologist... Please keep Addyson in your prayers. 

With Love,


P.S. I posted the pictures that Christin took (C Marie Photography)

Monday, May 4, 2009

New Jobs and Doctor's Appointment

The big news these days (other than the obvious) is Derek getting a new job.  God's timing is perfect and there is denying it!  We've been praying for months that Derek would be able to find a job before Addyson was born.  He was working at the same company as his Dad in a 100% commission position for the past month or two.  Of course, it takes time to get clients and even though Derek was going on meetings almost every day with potential clients it was still really nerve racking.  Well, when we were still in the hospital Derek got a call asking him to come in for an interview for another company... They wanted him to come in that day, but he postponed it for Monday (seeing as we were still in the hospital).  He went to the interview on Monday and it went great, and by 2:00 o'clock on Monday afternoon Derek got a call with an offer.  This is a salaried position vs. commission which is what I felt like we needed at this point in time.  They are also giving him an auto allowance on top of his salary and paying for his cell phone.  All I could do was cry, because of the timing of how everything has worked out this month and this past year for that matter.  The Lord is so incredible!

Another update is from Addyson's doctors appointment today, some good news and some not so good news.  The good news is that she gained back 4.5 oz from last Monday, so she's almost back to her birth weight.  She weighs 6.9 oz.  Now the not so good news... She might have an infection that is caused from her kidney.  The doctor ran a test on her urine and something showed up that may be an early indication of an infection.  He went ahead and sent the urine off to have more tests ran, and that will tell us more.  The doctor also went ahead and put Addyson on an antibiotic just in case.  It's upsetting to have my 12 day old newborn already on an antibiotic, but this is all things that they prepared us for when we found out about her kidney.  We will also have an ultrasound soon.  I will be sure to post an update.

Please continue to keep her in your prayers....

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bathtime Fun and Soccer Games

We took some pictures from Addyson's first bath.  As you can see, she was not very fond of taking a bath.  I'm sure as she gets a little older things will change.  She was not a happy camper through any of it though.

Addyson and I  also went on our first VERY VERY short outing.  Zane had a soccer game today, and we went out to the fields to watch him for about 30 minutes.  Since we were outside and there wasn't anyone really around us, I wasn't very worried.  I had to miss last weeks game, and I just couldn't miss another one.  I think Zane was really excited to have his baby sister there "watching" him too.  Speaking of, Zane scored his (and his teams' for that matter) first goal.  It was so cute.  The team they played against had two kids that I swear I wanted to check their birth certificates, because there was no way they were 4 to 5 yrs old... They looked like they were at least 8 years old.  Of course, with the league being through the church they don't keep score.  

Derek also got Zane a slip-n-slide today, and they had a blast... They being Zane, Derek, and Apple.  I don't have any pictures to post, unfortunately.  Zane is showing a few signs that he is having a little bit of a hard time with all the changes, so we are trying to do things specially for him. I think he had a great time today though!  

Enjoy the pictures....