Thursday, December 4, 2008

Not so good news... specific prayer request

Okay, so we have been so excited feeling like Reid's recovery from heart surgery was going so well. But, we got the results tonight from the echo cardiogram taken earlier today....and the small amounts of blood cells they saw coming through the valve on the initial echo in the operating room is now showing a significant leak, and in a different location in the valve altogether. This is not good news. This could be because he has a lot of fluid in his chest as well as some swelling which is causing so much pressure, making the leaks present themselves. The doctors removed some of the fluid from his right side with a needle and are putting him on a diuretic drip through the night to see if this helps. They will perform another chest xray and echo in the morning to determine where we go from here. The cardiologist came in tonight and the dreaded words "possible valve replacement" were spoken. Noooooooo!!!!!!!!! This can't be happening!!! My little guy has been through so much already. I can't image him going into the operating room again. I am back on my knees for this littlest son of mine! A specific prayer request would be that by morning the excess fluid would be completely gone so they could see what we were dealing with. Actually as his mom I am praying even beyond this and praying for a miracle...praying that when they perform the echo they tell the Foreman family that they no longer see any leakage, I'd love if you joined us. I posted a picture of "the Foreman family" but little Mr. Reid is often not a fan of the camera so in addition I posted two recent pictures of him that makes me smile... Firefighter Reid!





16 comments:

Judy said...

I'm spreading the word for more prayers!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

I'm praying for you Reid!!!! Please be well!

Jeanette said...

So sorry to hear about the leak. I will definitely be praying for Reid!

Heather said...

Darn it Cheri.Our prayers are with you for peace to your anxious hearts and for Reid ... fluid reduction and an echo that shows no leakage.come on little fighter.You can do it .... your girlfriend says so.And the woman is always right.Better you learn that now.And Cheri,I know your not at CHLA.Where are you guys?Since we have been pushed back until Monday for chemo,I would love to bring you guys lunch or something on the weekend.Email and let me know if you get a minute.

Nan P. said...

What can I say... I am checking for updates on your blog twice a day! Thank you for letting us know.

Remember, you are not on your own. And the photos are great!

Nick McGivney said...

God bless and be well, Reid. You have great people around to help.

Michelle said...

oh no! I'm sorry to hear the turn his recovery has taken! Will most definitley keep this specific prayer request in my prayers.

dayna said...

oh my gosh, I am so sorry to hear that. I will be praying all day today for your little Reid...I will pass this on to others for prayers for your sweet baby. Remember miracles happen Cheri.. nothing is too big for our God.

SunflowerMom said...

I will pray for that miracle, too! I'm gonna link to your page so I can send more prayers your way.

Anonymous said...

Cheri, You, Reid and your family will be in our prayers.
With love and good thoughts,
Nicki, Bryan, Audrey, Will and Eloise Presby

JennyH said...

prayers for your sweet little guy. Both your boys are cuties!!

Anonymous said...

Cheri, I know Reid is going to pull through this. He is such a fighter!! We are keeping Reid, you, Toby, & Luke in our prayers. Love, Carrie, Nick, Natalie, & Jonathan

My name is Sarah said...

Oh little buddy I am sorry to hear about your heart not being right. I am going to say a prayer for you tonight.

Allison said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog. I've been thinking about you guys so much. Oh my heart is with you and I will be down on my knees tonight praying for you and that sweet little guy! Faith sends her love too!!

hjoy said...

We are praying hard for Reid.

Mel Simons said...

Our thoughts are with your brave wee man.

Hoping things are on the up soon.