Life has been a little crazy here the last few weeks.  We are still trying to figure everything out with Wade.  On Friday we took him in to Primary Children's to have an MRI of his back.  The results....he has an osteoid osteoma, a benign growth on his backbone.  He's going to need surgery to remove it and we meet with an orthopedic surgeon tomorrow to discuss our options.  But it has been causing him quite a bit of pain, so we will all feel better when it comes out.  

We still don't know for certain if this is connected with his seizure.  Currently, he is undergoing an EEG test to measure his brain waves for any more seizure activity.  It is quite the process.  It took nearly 2 hours to get him hooked up, and it was not comfortable.  Wade was so good through the process and only teared up once.  This is what he looks like.
Pretty sad, huh.  
Luckily, he gets to wear this super cool pirate hat so mom doesn't have to cry every time she looks at him.  

I just have to say that I feel so, so blessed to have this beautiful boy.  I love him so dearly and love watching how mellow and calm he has stayed through all of this.  He is so brave, much braver than his mom.  I also have to say that I have managed to stay much calmer through this than I thought was possible.  I know our Father in Heaven is watching over us and helping me through this.  And I am so thankful for all the support and encouragement we have received from all our friends and family.  It is very comforting to know there are so many people willing to help and so many prayers being offered in our behalf.  So a very big thank you to all  of you.  

We will continue to keep you updated.  But for now, know that we have a very happy little boy who is not letting this slow him down in the slightest.  


Lindemans said...

I love you guys! You are a good mommy! Everything will work out great! We'll be praying for little Wade! Let us know if we can do anything for you!

Shannon said...

What a trooper Wade is! Hang in there, Jennie & Phil!

Linds Forrest said...

What an amazing little man! Sorry you have to go through it too. I do have to say... you make pretty cute kids! :)

Melissa and Aaron said...

Oh, Jenn! I'm so sorry that he has to go through all of this and so do you! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Matt and Lisa said...

thanks for posting an update. I keep thinking about you guys. Glad Wade has been such a trooper! We'll keep praying for you!

Courtney and Tyson Page said...

You are so great! Hang in there! I don't really know if this is comparable, but when Callan was in the NICU it was so hard, but now we look back and it feels like it never happened. Hopefully it'll be that way for you soon! Good luck with everything! He's such a sweetheart!

Brian said...

I hope everything turns out well for the little guy and for you.

-- Cousin Brian