Whew! What a wild ride! Work really got hectic for Lisa in July and it's just now beginning to settle into a semblance of a normal routine. Sorry for the pause in posting--we appreciate those of you that check the blog regularly even when posting is a rare event.
Liam turned 2 on August 9. We had a great party and he enjoyed smooshing cake in his face this year. We'd love to post pictures but we can't find the cord that goes from the camera to the computer. We keep forgetting to check to see if Lisa left it at work and/or buy a new one. :( As soon as the planets align properly and we have a cord thingy, we'll post some pictures.
Liam passed his last swallow study with flying colors last week!! WOOHOOO! We will be tube free someday in the near future! We've been told that removing the feeding tube at this point will require a minor outpatient surgery. We're waiting until this winter when we have an ENT check his tonsils and adenoids before setting a surgery date; if he has to have his tonsils and adenoids out, we might as well combine the two surgeries and get a two-for-the-price-of-one deal again on anesthesia and the O.R. Besides, we are opposed to exposing Liam to even more anesthesia, so the more procedures we can combine into one, the better.
We have a CT scan scheduled for November 11 to see why Liam has strange lumps on his head. People don't notice them unless they are around him a lot, but there are some lumps. Dr. Kelly thinks it's a "not uncommon" complication from surgery that will resolve on its own, but wants to do a CT scan just to be sure he's not missing something.
We appreciate those of you who continue to pray for Liam and our entire family. We are so blessed to be surrounded by so many Christian friends and family members!
Bill and Lisa