After reading my dear love letter from my best friend and co owner of Home Grown Families Tiffany, you may have been wondering WHAT is going on?
That little one above is baby Rye, my newest family addition. Yesterday after a check up, the Dr had some concern about her vision. She has not smiled yet, crosses her eyes a lot, and seems to look everywhere and never really at you. We are being referred to a Pediatric ophthalmologist to have her evaluated. I originally took her in because of a spot behind her ear that was growing in size and had a weird bluish color. The Dr confirmed the spot was a hemangioma. She has 2, one behind the ear and one on the tip of her nose. This what the medical books say:
" Hemangiomas are tumors made-up of dilated blood vessels that usually appear shortly after birth, although they may be present at birth. Hemangiomas on the face can be disfiguring and may interfere with visual development or cause obstruction of the airway."
A lot to take in. My 26 weeker, Lil has a rather large one on her back which I had contributed to her prematurity but apparently its hereditary. At least for her it can be hidden, but not in Rye's case. I am just praying it will not grow, and will resolve by the age of 5. The books say 50% are resolved by age 5, and 90% by age 9.
I have felt so overwhelmed in the last few years with medical problems. From speech concerns with Carrot Top, 26 week delivery and fight for my precious Lil, to sadly losing my uterus with delivery of Rye- I thought I was done. I am naturally a worrier, I get it from my Mother(love you Mom!) so problems on top of problems makes me feel like so overwhelmed.
I know though that there is NO circumstance that the Lord can not overcome. I have lifted up my prayers to him, and I with that I must have Faith. We may not understand the path he has lead us down, but we must have faith that he will see us through.
We God and family, I will be all right and so will she.