Thursday, February 23, 2006

45 is not a good number

the silent prince's lead levels are up to 45. this means that he still has a significant amount of lead in his bones. that means that he's probably been exposed for a very long time.

45 is the magic number for needing to be put back on the medication to get rid of the lead, but he's already been through the treatment twice now and the doctor doesn't seem to anxious to do that to him again (there are some risks to the treatment.)

i am suprisingly calm about the whole thing, perhaps it hasn't hit me yet. the next step is getting him hooked up with the lead clinic at yale. and we should hear about all that tomorrow.

my biggest fear is that the lead has been the cause of his delays all along; that it's not just developmental problems he might grow out of, but actual damage done to his brain.

God am i frustrated and tired and so ready to hear different news... better news.

people keep telling me to hang in and i always say i am, there's nothing else i can do. but i'd like some more options.

this is my prince.
i don't really like the idea of putting his picture up, but i want you all to know him (and his amazing face) so that you can continue your prayers and positive thoughts for him (and the rest of us too.)

God's peace y'all.


RickinVa said...

Dear God... embrace this little guy with your healing love, grant his doctors wisdom, grant his parents sustenance and hope, grant this even as we pray in Christ's name.

CrackerLilo said...

I just want to hug him and kiss his little face.

For that matter, I want to hug you, too.


Bad Alice said...

Aww, he's adorable.

I thought of you the other day when I heard a piece on NPR about Rhode Island, the lead poisoning capital of the US. You don't happen to live in Rhode Island, do you? I guess the state sued some paint companies.

dondon009 said...

Those beautiful eyes....... I see determination in those eyes.....

You just have to believe that all will go well..... let him see and feel your love, your strength.

Know that my thoughts are with you and with your prince!


sttropezbutler said...

All best to all of you!


will smama said...

((((little prince))))

Mary Beth said...

He is enchanting. Thank you for sharing.

Jacklyn Hyde said...

You have all the prayer in the world, no matter what, but I just ache to think of that little face in pain.

"and vivian followed."

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