Wednesday, November 30, 2011

So much to be thankful for!

This year has been full of surprises, good and bad, but I know Tyler would agree that this has been our best year yet! We have so much to be thankful for that I can't even begin to list all the ways God has blessed us this year. Most of all, we are thankful that God has given us this sweet little boy to love and raise. We have had to lean on God more than ever this year. We've been challenged in so many ways and yet He continues to bless us over and over. In light of all this, this Thanksgiving has a very special meaning to us. We are also very thankful for our friends and family that have loved us and supported us in so many ways. We want you to know we are thankful for you!

Another blessing...We continue to get good reports from the doctors. The day before Thanksgiving, Max had an appointment with his electrophysiologist at Vandy. He had 2 echoes and 2 EKG's during the 3 hour appointment. We were all exhausted by the end, but it was worth it because Dr. Radbill said Max is doing great! He said Max's heart looks very strong and that structurally, his heart looks great! His valves are no longer leaking and his pacemaker is functioning well. He increased Max's heart rate to 120, which has been the goal, all along. Dr. Radbill said we will keep his heart rate at 120 for quite a while, now. I can tell a huge difference in Max's energy level since we increased his heart rate. He has increased how much milk he takes, he is more interested in playing, and also plays longer and sleeps less. Those 10 extra beats a minute have made a big difference!

Sweet baby was so good during his echoes. He had to lay perfectly still the whole time. That's a lot to ask a 4 month old to do.
The machine that reads Max's pacemaker.
Max hated his EKGs. He definitely had an opinion about what was going on!


Now for the Thanksgiving photos...
What a little turkey!
Happy Baby!
Doing some tummy time!




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