Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Storm Rolls On

The day started off with a bang. The hospital called to tell me that Cara needed a recent physical before they could do the MRI. I knew we were in trouble because she hadn't been to the doctor since October. I called the new pediatrician's office and she was amazingly accommodating. She told me they would fit Cara in at 11:15. So, instead of Matt taking her, I packed her up and took her to the doctor for the physical then on to the hospital for the MRI. Matt wasn't due home from work until 11:15, so he took Allie to the doctor at 1pm.

Cara was scheduled for 1pm...she didn't even go in until 2:30. So the poor thing hadn't eaten since 7pm last night and she missed her nap time. She was VERY good though, charming everyone she could find of course. I got to go with her as they put her under anesthesia and she did fine. She was done at about 3:45. She woke up really grouchy and tried to pull out her IV (that's my girl!) She cried most of the way home, but after a few minutes home she was fine. The radiologist came out, and knowing our situation, she looked at me and told me there was nothing "catastrophic" viewable on the scan. We won't get the details until tomorrow, but I can live with nothing catastrophic until then.

On to Allie...unfortunately today we found she has a heart murmur. The doctor detected what she thinks is a ventricular septal defect, basically a hole in the lining between the lower chambers of the heart. Most of the time these will correct themselves without incident. However, she did want us to see a pediatric cardiology specialist. So, off we go to another specialist next Tuesday. Other than that, she is the picture of health, a real butterball (92% in height & weight). She is the first Williams baby to make the normal growth curve by 4 months...go Allie!

I know you are probably thinking "what next?" Yes, I think that way too...A LOT! It's really easy to get stuck in the "why me" way of thinking, I do it at least 5 times a day!!! I'm trying, trying so very hard, to focus on the hope that I have in my faith. One of my new favorite songs:
"Our Hope Endures" by Natalie Grant

You would think only so much can go wrong
Calamity only strikes once
And you assume this one has suffered her share
Life will be kinder from here
Oh, but sometimes the sun stays hidden for years
Sometimes the sky rains night after night
When will it clear?

But our Hope endures the worst of conditions
It's more than our optimism
Let the earth quake
Our Hope is unchanged

I just have no doubt that God is right there with us, everyday giving us strength, putting wonderful people in our lives, and brining so many people together in prayer!

Nothing from Sloan today. I'm planning on calling tomorrow to check on progress. Thank you for your prayers today:)


  1. Thanks for the post. I've been wondering all day how things were going. What a family of troupers you are! Thank God for nothing catastrophic with Cara. I'll pray for good full results and for Allie's murmur to resolve itself.


  2. love your spirit and attitude...you do have some stuff going on, girl! i'm so glad you all are feeling the prayers.

  3. Glad to hear that Cara's appt went well albeit very late in getting started. sheesh!
    Good to hear it doesn't look like it's anything major. You have quite enough on your plate.
    As for Miss Allie, prayers being said for her. Both of my twins had the same heart condition and it did correct itself for both. Will keep your sweet girl in my prayers that you will b so blessed as well.
    Prayful that you hear from Sloan soon and constantly keeping Brady in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. to meagan, matt, and those beautiful children....We love you and will continue to pray for you several times through the day.....Keep the faith.......you are not alone.

  5. I am totally feeling for you! There are time when you just want to raise your hands up and say..."okay..anything else?". Although I don't personally know you, I can tell that you have grown throughout this "process" through your blogging! God is making you a better woman!!! Know that MY prayers are with you and your WHOLE family! Praying for a "no bad news" day! ~Kara

  6. You are amazing, Megan! Stay strong and be confident in yourself. You will do whatever these babies need you to do for them, I can see that. And you are doing a great job!

  7. I read Debi's (BoufMom9) post on Brady. I will keep you all in my prayers!

    God Bless you!

  8. Your boy is adorable.
    I will keep you in my prayers - you are so strong . xx

  9. Megan and Matt,
    Thank you for the recent pic of Brady. He adorns our refrigerator with all of my grandchildren.
    I have missed so many blogs with our phone out of service.
    Thank you for keeping us posted. I am sure it seems likes it will never be just normal again, but it will.
    You commented about how proud you were of Brady, a blog or two ago, and I want you to know that I am proud of both you and Matt.
    In times of stress, it is too easy to say, why me?. But use Job as your role model. He never gave in but keep looking to God and kept going.
    These times will prove to make you stronger and have more focus on Jesus. Everyday, I have to tell myself, LET GO AND LET GOD!
    With all my love and prayers,

    PS. Pam and I realized that we are so much alike. Ready to take on all the troubles of others. Maybe that is why we adopted.


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