Complications

Life is never simple. What fun would that be? We all wish for smooth sailing, for perfect test results, for no complications too big to handle with ease. But is that really what we need?

The doctor called yesterday to tell me they've found an abnormality on the ultrasound pictures taken of Evan. The potential problem is incredibly varied in its possible causes and effects — everything from it being a normal variant in some pregnancies that will go away on its own, to it being a soft marker for Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis and various viral infections in the baby.

We have to wait until next Wednesday for a follow-up, super-high-tech ultrasound and appointment with a specialist who handles high risk pregnancies. It's going to be a long week.

Right now we stand on faith that Evan's OK, and ask for anyone out there who talks to the Big Man to put in a good word for the little guy, too. Thanks y'all.

14 comments:

Ian Leslie said...

You know we're praying for you. As I told Chris, it seems both of our firsts were destined to go smoothly and the seconds were destined to have drama. But it's going to be OK.

Carol said...

I'm saying prayers for all of you. How hard this must be.

Maestra said...

Been lifting prayers since we talked! Keep positive. Remember we had to have the genetic testing and high tech ultrasound for Little Bear and they found a marker on his heart. I understand what you are feeling right now. We decided after a few days that spending the remaining months worrying was the worst thing we could do. We did a little bit of research into where to call for services and support should we need them, and then gave it to God. I know you won't be able to completely get it off your mind, but try to worry as little as possible. We love you all!

Lyn said...

My sister leads about a dozen prayer meetings, I'll ask her to add Evan to the list. They've done wonders for Leah many times so far. I'm sending you a giant bear hug right now....

Babs Koch said...

We're praying for you. God is in complete control and everything He allows to happen, happens for a reason. Trust in Him and He will get you through this. Wish I could give you a hug!

Lisa said...

We are all saying prayers for you and sending positive thoughts your way. Always remember that whatever bridge you need to cross, you never have to do it alone. We are all right beside you helping in any way we can. Love ya

Robyn said...

Thanks everyone for your sweet thoughts and especially your prayers. We know that God is giving us a perfect son, in whatever package He knows to be just right for us.

I'll keep you posted!

Kim said...

You know you're in our prayers. Try not to worry yourself sick.

=) said...

Thoughts and prayers your way. You are right in thinking that God has the perfect baby in store for you. Hoping the results are positive for all of you.

Heather said...

Robyn- I am already thanking God for a wonderful, healthy little boy in the Passante family. I love you!

maureen said...

thinking of you.

Heather said...

Thinking of you all, please keep me posted. Lots of prayers and thoughts your way.

Laura B said...

Saying prayers for Evan, you, Chris and Kostyn!!! Natalie sends big kisses and hugs as well.

Babs Koch said...

I keep thinking about your request for anyone who talks to the "Big Man" to put a good word in for your little guy. I know that's just a saying but it makes me so thankful that God isn't a "man" but rather, God. All powerful, all knowing, everywhere at all times including right next to you and little Evan. Wouldn't it suck if God were just a Man? No matter how powerful, smart, or loving, he wouldn't even come close to the limitless God and Creator. You are right, Evan is perfect; perfectly created by a God who loves him more than anyone else ever will. And that's saying a lot!!