Then in the evening, my mom came over (after doing my groceries- thanks mom!) and helped me clean up the house (did I mention she is awesome?). She is now an Eucharistic Minister so she also brought me communion... the best gift she could give me. Then last night our good friends, the Franciscian Friars, came over to visit. Thanks to Mrs. Gilley we had a wonderful dinner and as always, a good visit. All in all, a good day.
So today starts our marathon of doctors appointments for the week. Today we go see the plastic surgeon for his submucous cleft palate and for his little bottom (the sphincter doesn't close like it should). I am excited to have this particular surgeon on his case though because I have worked with him a few times with burn kids at the hospital and I have always been so impressed with him. As far as his bottom goes, because his little rectum doesn't close as tight as it should, he has constant stooling that has led to breakdown of his skin. His butt looks terrible and we have tried every diaper cream there is, including a few prescriptions. Well, yesterday I decided to try cloth diapers as a last ditch effort and guess what, they are working like magic! His butt of course in not totally healed up but it looks a TON better! This cracks me up because with every kid this has been a debate between Mike and I. I always want to do cloth diapers, he doesn't. So finally, after 4 kids, I get to try them. Really I don't know why I'm excited... all it means is more laundry. It is cool though that it has helped his little bottom so much!
Well, lots to do today! I will let you know how the visit with the plastic surgeon goes. I'm wondering if we'll be in the waiting room with Southlake moms coming in for a "touch up" ha! (I say Southlake moms b/c his office is in Southlake... no other reason... honestly... ;).
I am just trying to continue to trust in God's plan. This is a spot where I am struggling a little bit right now. It seems that since he has been home, this has been harder. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.
|A birdseye view of how we were lying down together...|