Tuesday, March 06, 2012

relief


What a week it has been. If you read my previous post you know that we were given some very unfortunate news last Wednesday.  News that Joshua's heart is rapidly failing him. The doctors weren't sure how to treat his failing heart since there was no clear reason for the digression. We took Joshua back to Dr. Rivera today to have a follow up echo, we had been praying for some encouraging news.  After taking a careful look at Josh's heart & comparing today's findings to the echo Josh had about a month ago, Dr. Rivera said that his function has actually slightly improved! Remember, on Wednesday we were told that his function had significantly decreased in a matter of weeks.  We feel so blessed, so much relief, so much gratitude, so much happiness...so much better!
His function is by no means great, but to hear that is isn't quickly deteriorating like they thought is nothing short of a miracle.
I know that many, many prayers were said on our behalf & many people fasted for Joshua. We are so thankful to all of you. I know that Heavenly Father heard us & we are so humbled that He answered our prayers in this way.
Joshua has a long way to go before his heart will be in good shape, but he is slowly headed in the right direction.  We'll be visiting Dr. Rivera more regularly, and he'll most likely tweak around his meds every now and then. But it's nothing we can't handle. :)

9 comments:

The Dolloff Family said...

Yes, we were so relieved to learn the good news as well. I feel like I have been holding my breath for almost a week. I cannot imagine what it was like on that end. So glad things are looking up!

For now, I cannot quit looking at that photo of him. He kills me.

Love ya, Josh!

Liz said...

So glad to hear you've got a bit of good news. Sending much love. Liz.

Stefenie said...

It's encouraging to hear that his function looks a bit better. Will continue to pray for your family!

Lisa said...

that's great news!! We'll continue to keep him in our prayers!!

Jen said...

What a relief! I wonder what happened at UCSF...could it be because they were comparing a sedated echo with a non-sedated one? Anyway, so glad to hear this news!

Heidi McMillan said...

YEEEAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Laws said...

We were thrilled log onto the computer today and see your great news. So happy for you all that things are looking better.

The Fiscus Family said...

Incredible news! I can't even imagine the relief you must be feeling. We are so encouraged for Josh! Love and continued prayers to you all :)

The Fiscus Family said...

Incredible news! I can't even imagine the relief you must be feeling. We are so encouraged for Josh! Love and continued prayers to you all :)