Saturday, April 4, 2009

Prayer Request

Please include Owen in your prayers...we got a call Friday informing us that his infant screening test (that was done before we left the hospital) showed that he may be missing a critical enzyme for breaking down long chain fatty acids. This means that he may not be able to break down stored fat to produce energy. This disorder can be extremely critical and if not treated leads to severe retardation. We went to the doctor Friday afternoon so they could see if he was displaying any major signs that we needed to address right away...he had gained 3 oz since his checkup on Tuesday, and has been alert and eating well. They said that he looked good, but if he became lethargic, and was not eating well we should get him to the hospital right away. We go back Monday at 8:30 for further lab work and in the meantime will be attempting to collect urine all weekend. Please pray that the screening test was only a false positive and after the diagnostic tests are done Owen will once again prove to be the wonderfully healthy baby that we believe he is. All your prayers have gotten us through a lot with this little guy, and we know that once again God will show his grace through this ordeal.

6 comments:

Cindy Watson said...

oh my...i am praying for sweet Owen...and believing it is a false positive.

Leanne said...

You guys are in our prayers

LaurenR said...

We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Carmen said...

I'm praying for the little guy!

Becky, Jon, and Harper said...

We are definitely praying for you all!

RachelM said...

Thinking of yall! You're in our prayers!