Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Good News for Bubba Love

This post is all about my Bubba Love. It amazes me each day how much my heart grows to love this little man more and more. When we made the decision to move to Michigan we thought is was a great opportunity for Mike and our family, little did we know (and in my personal opinion) that we moved here so that Bubba Love could have amazing doctors to care for him. Within a month of our move Bubba was diagnosed with a heart murmur and within 3 1/2 months of moving here we had him tested and know what the present holds for him and his amazing little heart. There are some children in this world that have this ability to look at you and melt the world away and many people have told me that Bubba is one of those children. He lights up the room with his smile and his eyes, I feel so blessed to call him my son.
I am so thankful that God chose to bless my life with this little boy.

When we went to Nixa a few weeks ago Katie Day (the most amazing photographer) took these pictures. I asked her to make some special ones of Bubba Love. I wanted to remember this time in our lives, and while it pales in comparison to what many families go through, it brought us closer as a family and made us appreciate so much more what God has blessed us with.

We officially got the call today from Bubba Love's cardiologist that we do not go back for a whole year!!!!!! At that time we will repeat the Echo cardiogram and EKG then see him to devise a new game plan. Thank you all for your love, support and prayers.

I truly feel blessed to have so many people who love and care for my son. Thank you.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Bubba Love's ECG

I hope they didn't want that info book after we left.

This was him set up for the ECG, when the tech came in to do his EKG she put around 12 more of the electrodes on him including his arms and legs.

Last Wednesday we had to travel to Flint, MI (about an hour away) for Bubba to have his ECG and EKG done. Thanks to Beth for keeping Priss overnight for us, we decided to go over the night before and spend the night so we wouldn't have to get him up so early. We found the hospital then took Bubba to eat Chinese (he couldn't eat or drink after midnight :-( ) then we headed to the hotel since there is not much to do in Flint. At ten we turned of the lights and tried to get him to go to sleep but he had other plans, you can see him getting into trouble. He finally went to sleep but woke up around 3:30 and when I couldn't give him more milk he refused to go back to sleep so we all stayed up for the rest of the night.

He did well with his procedure, they sedated him and then he was out for the rest of the morning. He was pitiful laying on that table. I have never seen him so limp when we moved him. The ECG took about an hour then they came upstairs to him to do the EKG. He slept the whole way home then most of the day after. We had to watch him carefully since he couldn't walk straight from the sedation. Now it is just a waiting game to hear from the Cardiologist. Please keep him in your prayers.