I am so sorry it's been so silent on here! The Blogger app on my phone keeps crashing when I try to write a post, and truthfully, I am rarely on the computer these days! (The benefits and vices of technology literally at our fingertips on our phones!) And since I prefer to do posts with photos, and all my photos are on the phone.... Well, you get the point.
Also, there's not a lot new going on to update about as far as daily stuff. Waverly continues to struggle with seizures, and we don't have them well controlled still. But we are managing ok with them. It would be great to see her go an entire day or even an entire week without one, though!
We have been doing gentamyacin bladder washes every other night, and that seems to have helped to keep her UTIs at bay a little bit. So we are thankful for that.
In the meantime, I have tons of fun, cute pics to post of her. I will keep trying to see if the app will work, or see if I can get pics on the computer and then post! Thanks, as always, for your prayers!
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
As the summer comes to a close, we are enjoying the reprieve from the heat! I figured a little update was in order! There's not much new to report. Waverly has continued to struggle with seizures every day. She has as many as 10 (or more) that we see (and who knows how many we don't see). And that is episodes, not necessarily individual seizures. Sometimes, she will have several spasms within each episode, lasting up to 30 minutes! (One time I counted 17 spasms in just 1 minute during an episode.)
Three-and-a-half weeks ago, we started a new medication to see if it will help decrease the seizures. So far, we haven't seen much improvement. But I'm just hopeful that we haven't found the right dose for her yet. So we still have some room for improvement.
We also just recently checked her urine again, and it continues to grow bacteria (e-coli). At this point we assume she's colonized with it, but that makes it hard to tell when she's truly got an infection. We did decide to go ahead and treat it this time, since she's had it a while, to see if that helps decrease her seizures. After this course of antibiotics, we will then begin a treatment called bladder irrigation, where twice a week we will inject an antibiotic solution into her bladder via a catheter to try to help keep the bacteria at bay. The issue we are having is that the bacteria is now showing resistance to several common antibiotics, so any time we treat now, we run the risk of more resistance to where it becomes difficult to treat. That's a scary place to be.
One big thing that happened this summer is Waverly lost her first tooth! Thankfully, I saw that it was hanging on by a thread and was bleeding a little bit, so I got a tissue and gave a little tug and it came right out! It's a small thing, really, but I was so glad to be able to be there and not miss that little milestone. When you have a child who really never hits many milestones, something as simple as losing a tooth can be a big deal! And it was age-typical and everything!
She is still trying to decide what to spend her tooth fairy money on ($5 for the first tooth is apparently the going rate these days!!!).
So that is the update for now. Nothing major, but still lots to figure out with her!
Posted by The Sinks at 8:36 AM
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
When your child is seizing for the 8th time today, with a look of awful pain on her face, and It Is Well is playing on her iPad in the background, it really challenges your faith. Yes, God, it is well. I don't understand it or how it can be well. But I know with You it is well, or it at least will be one day. Until then, have mercy on her. Help her not to feel the pain that her face seems to communicate. Give us wisdom on how to help her. Give us strength to walk with her through this and keep our hearts from breaking completely. Help us to trust You when it seems impossible. Give us faith. Glorify Your Name.
Posted by The Sinks at 9:57 PM
Thursday, July 21, 2016
I sat outside last night and read this to/with Waverly, and saw it in a whole new light. To read about how God watches over your life and protects you to a child with a terminal condition... No, it doesn't make any sense. Yet I know it's true, because it's in His Word. I will never fully grasp the ways of God, because (this is me being honest right here), it simply makes no sense that a child like Waverly should suffer as she does. But I know I can trust Him, that He lovingly cares for her and holds her in His Hands. And that last verse? He watches over both her coming and her going. Y'all, it's hard not to live in fear of the future when you know that time with your child is limited. I've never read this verse in this way before, but it struck me. That He was there watching over her when she came, and will watch over her when it's time for her to go. I often live in fear of that time, but after reading this and seeing it in a new light, I know that I can trust Him when that time comes too.
Posted by The Sinks at 11:14 AM