Wednesday, May 6, 2009

the medical lottery


Recognize the outfit?
I've been e-silent for a few days because (1) we're in the middle of a move and (2) preoccupied with Reuben worries. Though he has been as sunny as usual (see above), I noticed (the day after Marian's celebration; great photos to come) a strange lump around his right shoulder. The last week has been spent ruling out the easy explanations. Dislocated? (ER X-ray: no) Hemangioma? (CHOP MRI & ultrasound: no) So now Nathan and I are trying to distract ourselves in a familiar-with-another-child surgery waiting area.

10 comments:

vimahi said...

He is more beautiful than a little girl - - - What is up? Is he having surgery???? You have to write an email and fill me in

katie said...

you will be in my prayers. I hope everything is ok. He's so adorable.

Astrid said...

You're in my thoughts! There is not a whole lot else to say really.

Cynthia said...

Reuben's quilt is in the mail! We will be keeping you in our prayers. Wish we were closer to help you get moved in. Big Hug:)

nweames said...

What a pain! I am sorry you are having to deal with this. He and your family are in our prayers and hopefully all will go well.

nyjlm said...

hoping and praying that everything is ok.

kg said...

I smile every time I see his picture--what a doll (still can't wait to give him smooches). We love you and hope you can feel our support and prayers.

Meg said...

What a sweetie. You are in our thoughts and prayers Val. Wish I could give you a big hug.

xxoo,
Meg

Snippety Gibbet said...

Oh, Sweety, I will keep you all in my prayers.

Everytime I see a photo of Reuben, I think that he is the one child who looks 50% like you and 50% like your hubby. Such a cutey.

Kathi D said...

Saying prayers for only good news.