*Update: Scott went into surgery today at 1:00 pm CDT. They were able to go in and actually fix his heart - he no longer has a hole!! This is a great thing! Please keep him in your prayers for a quick recovery and no infections!
I've been slacking in the blog world these days but there has been a lot going on. I have a lot to blog about and awards that I have been given but I can't talk about that today - today this is for a family in my life that I need some prayers for!
an old picture of the family - it was Easter last year!
I know I have blogged about them before but I can't seem to find my post that I had about them so I will just share their story all over again - so if you know the story just bare with me :)
Scott and Jess are great friends of mine they have two wonderful kids that I talk about all the time E and O. I go to their house every Tuesday to watch and play with the kids while they go out and do things they need/want to do - kid free. I've done this for years now, even though it just feels like a couple weeks. I love them like they are my own kids, Jess and Scott like they are my brother and sister.
The kids - the newest picture I could find from this October at Church
Well, a little less then a year ago, O was diagnosed with a major hole in his heart. He is still thriving, gaining weight and growing like he should. They doctors told them that this kind of problem will not have any effect on O until he is in his 30's (give or take) that is when one day he could just pass out, never to wake up again. So, they have opted to fix the hole but not until O is 3 or 4 - it's safer - that is the plan for now - the only thing that would change that is if he keeps getting sick or starts to loose weight, then it would be moved up.
After O was diagnosed Jess had Scott go to the doctor. He has been told, a while ago, that something did sound right and he should check it out. Well, Scott being Scott didn't do it. After O, they decided that it was time to have him looked at, since he was about the age that they told O could just die. Well, come to find out Scott has the same thing that O does. They had been waiting to hear from the doctors about when they wanted to go in and get a better look at what was going on. They got the call last week and today Scott has gone into the hospital for that better look.
Today, they are going to scope him and look at his heart. IF they find that the hole will be able to be patched by going up a main artery in his leg, they will do it right then and there. If the hole is to big then they will have to wait and schedule him for open heart surgery later on. We are hoping they can just go in and fix it today, it is less invasive and less of a recovery time, of course! I'm not sure what time he went into the hospital but I will update as I find out - more then likely tomorrow some time.
Tonight, I'm going to be with the kids. I do not think they have any idea what is really going on. I know that I am going to have to make then fun night for them. O is only 1 1/2 so I'm sure he doesn't understand at all that mom and dad are not around but E is 4 so is going to take notice that things are different. We are going to play, read stories, watch a movie, and have a "sleep over". I might not be staying the night but I might, everything is just in the air and how things go for Scott. So, please keep this family in your prayers tonight - they need it for sure!
Scott- he hasn't changed at all even though this is a little older!
Thanks so much for everything!