Friday, April 3, 2009

Our Miracle

Boston has been completely healed! The lab results today indicated that the level of protein in his urine is normal. When he was born, his protein to creatinine ratio was 7 to 1; today it was 0.38 to 1. When he was born, the actual protein level in his urine was 350; today it was 2. When he was born, the protein level in his blood was 3.1 (normal is above 3.59); today it was 4.3. The doctors told us that he is completely normal and that there is nothing to indicate that he will have any issues as he grows up.

Additionally, the genetic tests came back and were exactly the same as before he was born, which is additional reassurance that he only has one broken gene, not two, and therefore will only be a carrier of Pierson Syndrome rather than have it himself.

We will follow up with the docs in 2 months, and then again in 6 months, and then every year after that to make sure that nothing changes, but the docs are happy to see us as little as possible.
We understand that we are living a miracle; that God has blessed us beyond our wildest imaginings; that our son could have died and instead has been healed...and we feel grateful and blessed. We are thankful for your prayers and for God's endless grace and mercy. Amazing grace. Our son has been healed.

In addition to this wonderful news, we also celebrate that Boston is 2 months old now. We not only got to hear the great news about his labs, we also got to visit his run-of-the-mill pediatrician for his 2 month check-up. He is 14 pounds! He is in the 97th percentile, but still on the chart. He has gained the maximum amount of weight on the "normal" growth chart. It is such an answer to prayer because before he was born we were not sure if he would grow at all.

Our family of four is loving life and our time together. I did not anticipate how hectic daily life would be and how little time I would have to spend on my own pursuits, but I love my boys and would not trade time with them for anything. Hopefully, I will have more time to blog soon :)
Here is Boston on his 2 month birthday!

Clark and I at the Wichita zoo looking at the cows.

Brian came home one day to find both boys asleep on my lap. We were watching Jeopardy!
Boston asleep in the sink (Brian thought this would be a funny picture).
Clark on the first night he slept in his big boy bed.
Clark getting his hair cut at Shear Madness.
The women of Anthony, KS who prayed for Boston's healing (Brian's mom Diana is holding Clark).
This is how Clark looks when you ask him to say "Cheese!" for the camera.

Boston smiling in his sleep.


The Minnichs said...

I can't tell you how excited we are for you guys. What an incredible blessing it has been to watch God work His miracle in your lives. Blessed be His name!
--Aimee, Marshall and Andersen

Z-girl said...

Wow! Our God is amazing, and we are so excited to hear that Boston is healed. Thanks for sharing the news and allowing us to share in thankfulness for this answer to prayer.

TheCarlsonCrew said...

This is INCREDIBLE! What great family pictures. Thanks so much for sharing. It is so wonderful to see such a tangible, growing sign of God's grace and power. Hooray, hooray!

The Carlsons