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Thursday, March 26, 2009

prayer request

Tomorrow morning our family will travel to Omaha for Charli's follow-up scans. These are the first set of scans we have done at the 6-month mark...meaning up until now we have always checked her at 3-months.

Having said that I have all the faith in the world that her scans will come back GREAT!! But, there is still *that* possibility.

Another change for us is that this will be an ultrasound and not a CT or MRI. This means that Charli's little body will not be exposed to as much radiation from the tests, which is nice considering how much she has already been exposed too. This is a good sign, showing us that we are moving forward...

And finally, the last change is that Charli is not scheduled to be sedated for this tests. This will be her first test that she will have to lay still for. This could be a major challenge for many reasons!!! We will take Dora along, and we will take videos along -- so I hope we can keep her interested in those things and not what the doctors are doing. But, do you think it is really going to happen?!! There will be new people in the room with funny looking machines touching her tummy - hmmm?!! Please say extra prayers in this department!! If all else fails, we will just need to reschedule her scans and give her a little something extra to help her fall asleep for a bit. The fact that they are willing to try it without anything is another sign that she is growing up!!

I know I haven't said this in a long time, so I want to make sure to say it now. Thank you all so much for the love and support you give my family. You will never know what it means to us to know that you are all out there still loving and caring for Charli...and soon the new baby too! Sometimes it feels like a life time ago that we were actually living the nightmare, and sometimes it even feels like it was all a dream - or just a book I read. And other times I am reminded that it is all too real! Either way...the support we have found in you, the faithful followers, has been amazing. You have certainly made me a better parent and friend - and for that I will be forever thankful.

13 comments:

Rachelle said...

Good luck tomorrow! I will be thinking of you, Charli & Chad. I will pray for good results. Keep the faith that everything will turn out alright. Charli has come so far and she is a beautiful little girl.

The Wiechman's said...

Good luck! I think and say a pray for you all everyday, but will say an extra one for tomorrow!

Vinton and Jodi Johnson said...

Good luck tomorrow! Your family is in my prayers!

NB Warrior said...

We will be praying for you guys and I'm sure the scans will be clear!! =)

We are coming up on 4 years of NED in May. You will be there with us, I just know it!!!

ChandraJoy said...

Thinking of you all and lifting up prayers.

Grma and Grmpa Preister said...

We will be praying for Charli and you all...for all tests to run smoothly, for Charli to lie still as a bump on a log...not squiggly and jumpy like a silly ol'frog! Most of all for good results and confirmation as to how wonderful she is doing! God Bless!

XXXOOOPPP

Grma and Grmpa Preister said...

P.S. Tell her Grandpa will have a ring pop for her if she can be really, really still for the doctors and nurses :o)

As still as a bump on a log
Not squiggly and jumpy like a silly ol' frog!

XXXOOOPPP

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you and we do hope that the ultra sound works so that Charli doesn't have to be put through so much else!!!!
I hope she is as strong as can be and does not get scared........I am afraid if it were me, I would be a little leary and probably wiggle around....like a "frog"
Grandma B.

AndreaChad said...

I pray that HE will be with you as you make the trip out of town. Father I ask that you give Chad and Brenda the words they need to help tell Charli what is expected of her. I pray that you Father are with the Dr.'s and nurses that they too can have the strength and knowledge to help Charli. Father, most of all, I ask that you give Charli the strength and the ability to do what is asked of her even though it may be scary and unknown. Father we know that you are an AWESOME, MOST POWERFUL, INDESCRIBABLE, God and that you guide our paths in the direction you have chosen for us. I pray this in your name. AMEN

Anonymous said...

We will be praying for you especially this morning that the tests will go well and that the news is good. Love and Prayers.

stacy from michigan said...

Sending prayers from Michigan for clear scans...keep the faith!

Anonymous said...

I saw this post just today so thanks for the text you sent with the update! I am SO happy to hear that today Charli did so well at her check-up. What a trooper!
HUGS and LOVE-
Courtney

Sheila Ferrell said...

Praying that everything went okay with her tests. Love you guys!