Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Nolan update

Nolan is having surgery on his eyes' muscles Thursday. The surgery will hopefully strengthen the muscles so that he doesn't cross his eyes. The glasses he's been wearing were helping some, but his doctor wasn't happy enough with the progress.

On a more encouraging note, Nolan had struggled with 4 ear infections from October to late November. We were looking into having tubes put in. But, in a last ditch effort, we decided to go back to Nolan's chiropractor to see what he might think. Well, after 2 adjustments, 1 pill of Anthronex (a natural antihistamine) a day, and 2 drops of L-trans (a natural gland drainer) in his milk a day, his ears have been clear for around 3 weeks! Yippee.

While discouraged about this upcoming surgery, let's reminisce...
This is Nolan 1 year ago...expressionless (he hadn't smiled yet at 7 months), limp, weak, not sitting up...not even close really, but sweet...

Today, he's full of expression, hilarious, mimicking, signing, jabbering, naughty (caught him eating toilet paper out of the toilet last night...eeeewwwww:), busy, into everything, ready to walk any day, perfect, perfect for our family, a joy doesn't even scratch the surface...someone we can't live without...ours...

Thanking the Lord for Nolan today.

6 comments:

Melissa said...

Praying for Thursday.

Love the picture of him, how cute! He does look ornery. Love it.

Diana Lower said...

Yay! Such a difference! God is good! I know that it's been a looong and difficult year for all of you but because of your faith and the deep love that you have for Nolan, the prayers, and the grace of God, he is doing so much better! What a blessing he is! WE will continue to pray for progress, the eye surgery, and all the little obstacles that might pop up here and there. But I believe that God is in control and that Nolan is just another one of His miracles!

sue said...

preach it Megan!!! God has given you such a great perspective!!! Nolan is sooooo adorable! I love that he's a little naughty too! We'll be praying tomorrow that Nolan's surgery not only goes well but that you all will be peaceful and excited that his eyes will be stronger too!!

Tyler and Whitney said...

thinking of you tonight, my friend. Let us know an update tomorrow when you can. We'll be praying! Love you guys!

The McClain's said...

Praying today and praising God with you for your precious little man!

Melissa said...

How did the surgery go? I have prayed and been thinking of you!