Thursday August 27, 2009

Just wanted to post a short & sweet medical update. Won’t go into details, since it’s a public blog. 🙂
But I want to thank you for your prayers. Those of you who have prayed for us over the summer have truly blessed and encouraged us. May God bless you for your faithfulness and your care for His people.
We had our final appointment yesterday with the reproductive endocrinologist. Well, the last fertility research appointment. Hopefully the next time we see him it will be for maternity monitoring. That is our prayer.
Most of the tests came back normal. We even got to see pictures of our chromosomes. Kind of like in a textbook. It was funny, and pretty clever actually. 🙂 Thankfully my hubby and I both come from medical backgrounds/families so we catch onto the medical lingo really quick. Otherwise we probably would have been so confused, haha.
So the only main “marker” is that I have hypothyroidism. The bad thing about it is that it could have been the reason (possibly. or at least a contributing factor maybe?) for the deaths of our three babies. The good thing about it is that it’s treatable. So I am on medication now for the rest of my life, and hopefully it will make a difference. I am already noticing, just a few weeks after starting it, a few major changes. And I am so thankful and happy!! The main change being that I no longer feel constant lethargy, like I am trudging around knee-deep in mud every day. God is good, and I am so thankful for this treatment.
There were one or two other small markers, but one isn’t probably a factor and the other we can’t do anything about. So that’s that.

So what’s next?

We continue petitioning our good and merciful Father in Heaven.
We pray for Him to fill my empty, aching womb.
We pray for Him to fill our home with dancing and laughter and the pitter-patter of many tiny feet.
We pray for Him to use the medication and new knowledge we have to help our next babies.
We pray for Him to give us patience and hope for the future.
We pray for Him to give us peace and comfort.
We pray for Him to accomplish a miracle in our family. Many, many miracles actually. 🙂

Thank you again for your encouragement, support, and prayers.
May the Lord bless you for your faithfulness.
Praise the Lord!

PSALM 113

Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD,
   praise the name of the LORD!

Blessed be the name of the LORD
   from this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
    the name of the LORD is to be praised!

The LORD is high above all nations,
   and His glory above the heavens!
Who is like the LORD our God,
   who is seated on high,
who looks far down
   on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust
   and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes,
   with the princes of his people.
He gives the barren woman a home,
   making her the joyous mother of children.
Praise the LORD!

4 Replies to “Thursday August 27, 2009”

  1. I am keeping you in my prayers during this time, Melissa. Sometimes the Lord’s timing can be hard to understand! But we can rest in His perfect sovereignty and the grace He provides.

  2. I’m glad they found something and it’s treatable!!

    I do hope and pray for you daily that God would bless you immensely with more children…

    He knows your heart’s desire, your aching, your longing. And He hears our prayers! 🙂

    Thank you for the update. I will keep praying!

    love you,

    *hugs*

    Sam

  3. Thank you for updating us and that is one of my fav. Psalms because it gives me a promise to hold onto for “someday”. =)

    I will continue to pray and hopefully the medication will help. 

    May God be your Comfort, Guide, and Source of Strength.

    ~Jaclynn

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