Thursday, August 26, 2010

Prayer Request

I shared in this post that a heart murmur was heard in sweet Levi shortly after he was born.
He's had 3 Echos and 2 EKGs in his short 2 months and he was diagnosed with Aortic Stenosis.
At first his condition was mild and it was explained to us the 'road ahead'.

Yesterday we had a follow up Echo and EKG, and I'm saddened to say his condition has gotten worse.
The pressure has increased in the valve to allow blood flow.
The cardiologist informed us that he will need the 'balloon' procedure where a catheter is inserted through a vein in his leg and the valve is opened with the balloon.
He will have this procedure in September at AR Children's Hospital in Little Rock.

So we begin this journey...
We knew it was to come at some point, but didn't think it would be this early.

He will continue to have Echos and EKGs to monitor the valve as he grows.
If needed, more catheter balloon procedures will be done.
This is not a permanent fix.

Ultimately, we want to avoid replacing the valve entirely.
But this can be done if need be.

I know Levi is in God's hands and I'm at total peace that the Lord will carry us through this journey.
Please pray that Levi has a completely healthy life and he will overcome this 'bump in the road'.
Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated so much!

So, speaking of him...  :)

Here are the many faces of Levi captured lately.  
Love them all!!

And can't forget big brother Jacob!
Who might be a tad jealous of Levi.  :)
(he is in the same papasan chair as Levi above)

Little stinker!

Gotta love him!  And I do... so much!!


The Robinsons said...

kim, prayers being sent your way. the pictures of the boys are too precious.

Kelley said...

I am praying about this! Thanks for updating us. Both boys are precious!

Beth said...

I love both of those boys so much. God will take care of Levi.

kimmie said...

I will be praying for your little man. My son has a heart murmur also. It is mild so they feel they will not have to do any intervention...but I am still praying it will be completely healed. Your boys are too cute!!

Melody said...

Keeping little Levi in our prayers and will also be praying for the doctors and nurses that will be working with him. Give both boys a squeeze for us.

Kristen said...

As a momma my heart cries for you...but God has a plan, and we will just pray that sweet Levi overcomes this bump in the road.

Keeping ya'll in my prayers!

Ciera said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I am your newest follower :) Have a great weekend!

That one girl said...

Oh man, my older son is living it up in all the baby stuff now that we had number two. Sooo cute!

Inspiring You To Save! said...

Visiting from the Blog Hops! I love your site. I can't wait to get to know you better. Stop by when you get the chance. I have a Meet Me Monday blog hop and I would love if you could join in. Hope to see you then!

Jacquie said...

I will definitely be praying for sweet Levi. I know you are concerned, but I love how confident you are in the Lord!

Lauren Lashlee said...

Your blog is too cute and your kids are adorable!!! Levi is in my thoughts and prayers and I know the Lord will take care of that precious baby boy!

Brittany said...

I will be praying for Levi...the Lord knows his little heart inside and out....He made it just perfect. Keep us updated in the days ahead.