Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Good News!

Yesterday, Emily and I traveled to Boston to see her specialist to follow up for her kidney problem. Emily has had trouble with water remaining in her kidneys on and off for the last 7 years. No one really knows why this happens, the suspicion is that the reason for this happening is just part of the way she was created inside. Our hope and prayer is that she out grows this ongoing issue as it has caused her pain and other uncomfortable problems.

The good news from our visit is that the doctor does not feel it is necessary for us to return to see him unless we have a new symptom develop! We have very specific instructions about how to monitor her and how to proceed if anything new were to occur.  We are so thankful for this good news!

Through this whole process of seeing multiple specialist and all of the uncomfortable tests Emily has gone through, we have been amazed at how intricate our bodies function. In Psalm 139 it says:

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.                                                       I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Everything inside our bodies was designed to work in a very delicate balance all together. What a miracle that we were created this way! What a miracle that some very intelligent scientists have figured out a way to diagnose our intricate functions! Thank you for your continued prayer for Emily.  These next few months are important for her continued improvement. 

After seeing the specialist, Emily and I decided to grab a quick fun lunch in downtown Boston. This was very brave of us as it was pouring down rain with miserable 45 degree temperatures.  We ended up in the financial district at the Quincy Market! Parking was a riot and we could not find a garage that was not closed due to being full to capacity. After giving my, "if mom doesn't find something in the next five minutes we'll have to go someplace else" lecture...we found an open garage. (for a mere $29/hr.) Lunch was great and the shopping was really different and fun. We are looking forward to going back on a nicer weather day so we can actually see the harbor and skyline.  It was all fogged in yesterday! 

Actually crawled inside a Boston photo taxi to get this
poor quality memento.

Em in front of Quincy Market.

Harvard Medical School.