Friday, February 20, 2009

Fat Cheek Ultrasound

Well, we went for the ultrasound this morning at 9:15. As usual, he was a great patient and acted so grown up. It was done in a jiffy, but we had to wait around to see our doctor at 1:30.

We went to our good friends' place, Brian and Stephanie, for lunch (yum) and to pass the time away. Thanks, guys!! Then we went back and he broke the news to us...all is well.

Even by the time we got back to talk to the doctor, his cheek was starting to decrease in size a bit. But, the ultrasound just showed swollen lymph nodes. Whatever that bacterial infection was all about, for some reason it REALLY aggravated his lymph nodes. The doctor said that he couldn't tell us the why, but that is what it is. So, the antibiotics that he is on seem to be knocking out the infection...finally (now that he is on 2 different ones). We will just finish out the antibiotics and plan that he continues to progress and return to complete health. Right now he is doing great and running outside, playing in the woods with Hadley.

You guys, seriously, thank you SO MUCH for all your prayers and for genuinely being so concerned for our little guy. We love you much and will continue to let you know the status of Grady's 'fat cheek.' :)

I'll leave you with a little 'funny.' We were about to leave out of the clinic where we got the ultrasound. I had to use the bathroom. Joel and the girls were in the car, so I sat Grady down in a chair right outside the bathroom and told him not to move off of that chair, no matter what someone said. I was about to wash my hands when I heard a ruckus outside the door. Some lady was yelling and screaming and cussing. I recognized that struggle and was right in my assessment...a poor girl with some psychological/behavioral problems (I had a good many patients like that in my day). She had about 5 people holding her down on the floor when I got out there. She was yelling and cussing. Anyway, when I walked out the door, Grady was sitting on his chair (about 10 feet away from the disturbed female). He very sweetly and calmly and completely non-dramatically said, "She is so fussy, right Mama?" Kids are so funny and matter-of-fact and simplistic, aren't they?

O.K., now that Grady is on the mend, we are back to packing. We basically lost these past 4 days, so now we have SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much to do in the next 3 days to get everything done before we fly out on Tuesday (oh my gosh!!). We have to sort and organize (going to Brazil vs. storing here vs. giving away), pack up this house that we are living in, stow things away in storage, pack our suitcases, clean, etc. We had planned to be all done with all of that by today...we have several things planned for this weekend already, but with these 4 days lost, we are definitely in crunch time now. So, off to get busy. By the way, Happy Birthday to Hadley!! We already had a party for her (again, I'll blog about it sometime in the future maybe), but today she is now officially 4!

Thanks SO MUCH, again, for your prayers for our sweet boy. We felt them for sure. Keep us in your prayers still...for continued progress in Grady's recovery, for speedy hands to get all these things done, and for the not-so-fun goodbyes that will be coming in the next few days. I might not be blogging until we get back to Brazil next week (we fly out Tuesday and arrive in Brazil Wednesday), unless I need to blog about extra prayer needs. So, until next time, I'll leave you with a fun picture taken a couple of weeks ago. We sure do love a bathtub!! :)

Love you guys!


Ronnie and Leah said...

Yay! I'm so glad you finally know what it is. Praise the Lord when modern medicine works!

Us said...

That is so good! I LOVE the picture of your precious 4 in a bubble bath! What fun!

A. said...

I'm so glad that the report was good today! I have been soooo worried about him. I will continue to pray for him and for all the other things you mentioned! I am so sad that I didn't get to see you while you were in the states but there's always next time. OH...I need to email you. SOOO much has happened in my life since the last one just a few short weeks ago. Love you guys!

Kecia said...

Thank God!! He haseverything in His hands!!!
You and your family will be aways in our prayers!!
God bless you!

Steph said...

soooooo glad we got to spend time with yall...of course wish it had been under better circumstances but praising the Lord he was healed. woohoo!

by the way mattie was NOT happy when ryder spilled the beans that yall had been here.

oh and ryder knows exactly what happened to grady's cheek:

he stands by this and will not here of any other explanation.....

grady bumped it on a tree.

seriously. that kid is toooo funny.

love yall!

oh and please tell grady to keep the car:)

DyessFam said...

Woohoo! Yay! Praise God! I hope you guys have people come out of the woodwork to help (not hinder) you in packing and cleaning so that the four days are made up for in sheer man/woman power!:) God bless you and hopefully, we'll get to see you all the next time around or maybe under other God-sanctioned circumstances!:) Love all of you!!!

Anonymous said...

When we visited your blog on wednesday and we saw how Grady was, we became worried and sad about his situation, and we asked the church to pray for him.
Praise Lord! We'll keep praying for you and we believe in the Powerfull God that is in the control of everything.
We miss you.
God Bless You.
Ludmilla (Anapolis - BRAZIL)

The Brodines said...

God is so good! so happy to know it's nothing too serious. Love you all!

Ali said...

Yea! So glad to hear Grady is doing better and swelling is beginning to go down!

Happy Birthday to Hadley!

Praying for all those last minute details as you prepare and pack to go back to Brasil!

Love the pic of your cuties in the bathtub!

~ Ali