Today's results did confirm what we have previously been told...this diagnostic time will more than likely be a long and trying time with many frightening tests. But I can say that we have been given strength and grace to press onward. I have personally prayed for patience along this journey, and I woke this morning with a newly found sense of peace in regards to how long this diagnostic process will seemingly take. Again, the Lord is merciful.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008 Posted by Amber
Our pediatrician called us this morning to give us some news that lifted our spirits and brightened our day. She was able to view half of Nathan's latest blood test results and called to give us the good news. His CK (Creatine Kinase) levels came back completely normal, erasing the fear of Nathan having a fatal or completely debilitating form of muscular dystrophy. His TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) came back within the normal range for his age, erasing the fear of him having congenital hypothyroidism. And his liver function test came back great, with his bilirubin levels continuing to drop. We are still waiting for the part of the test checking for metabolic disorders and certain deficiencies.We are just elated with these results! It is amazing how a little good news in the midst of so much heartache can boost your spirit. The Lord has granted us mercy at a time when we have desired it so much. The tears that have flowed today were only tears of joy and thanksgiving.Our physical therapist called yesterday to let us know that she would be calling back within 2 weeks to set up Nathan's first appointment. She confirmed that he will start PT within the month...something that we have previously been told could take up to 4 months to start up. And again, we are thankful for the Lord's mercy."Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord." Psalm 27: 14