Thursday, May 21, 2009

X-RAY RESULTS

The doctor got the x-ray results. Witt's lungs are a little wetter but not a significant change. Still trying to figure out exactly what is going on. His breathing is a little better. His pulmonary doctor (Ruiz) has been called and the doctor is also getting in touch with the surgery team as well as Witt's cardiologist. The pain in his abdomen could be the main cause of all of this but since Witt has both lung and heart issues they have to be careful. The doctor has asked his nurse to check on him frequently and make a thorough assessment...they don't want to miss any change in his condition. Melanie's "beware of Mom" reputation is spreading! She questions everything the doctors do which I completely support. Every time Witt is seen by a new doctor, they want to run all the same tests and x-rays. Melanie would rather them not "reinvent the wheel" and start all over each time there is a new doctor. One of the great things about being at Texas Children's is that all Witt's doctors(even the pediatrician) are a part of the system and can view all his records, test results, etc. When I think about Witt, Austan and Melanie, I think it's all the perfect match. God needed parents for Witt that wouldn't accept the status quo...parents that would be a real advocate. Witt is different, his condition is very rare. God continues to strengthen them so they are up for the task...which sometimes means questioning even some of the best doctors!

5 comments:

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Good for Mel! God certainly blessed her with Witt and with mad mothering skills. ~Mindy

Michelle said...

I have been following Witt since his birth. I have a special needs son and we have Texas Children's doctors. It's an amazing place to be if you have to be there. It's always the same though, all the residents, new doctors, and so on...always want to run all the tests, ask the same questions. Like you said, "no need to re-invent the wheel". I love Melanie and her "beware of mom" reputation! Hey, we are momma bears and need to protect our young!I just love y'all and pray for your family daily!

Marjie Murff said...

Praying for Witt to get some real relief from the pain soon and that tests will show that the surgery was successful and his prognosis is great for a full recovery! Praying too for some sound rest for the weary caregivers!
Love,
The Murff Family

Jenn said...

Praying for healing, rest, and peace! Mel you keep on asking all the questions you want to girl! You are an amazing mom! I love you all!
Jenn

cheryl said...

Melski...
It's so clear that God has been readying you for this most important role your entire life! How incredible that He can take a trait that sometimes landed you a in a "little bit of trouble" and use it as a way to protect your precious son! You questioned authority in a tenacious, bold, yet respectful manner...I admire SO much about you...Witt is blessed beyond words to have you and Austan as his earthly defenders and protectors. And, how humbling it is to think that God loves Witt SO VERY MUCH that He has been at work on YOU for your entire life so that you would properly care for Witt! WOW! We serve a mighty awesome God!!! I love you all dearly!!!