Friday, March 4, 2011

Somer, VUR, Thoughts, and More

I have a lot on my mind right now. It is funny when I look at facebook and they ask what is on your mind I just stair not knowing what to put - because there is so much there.

This week I took Somer to Denver to see a Pediatric Urologist. She has what is called VUR (Urinary Reflux). She pees back up into her kidneys. They gave us 3 ways to treat it: medicine and time to see if she  grows out of it (there is a 30% chance she will do that), a none evasive same day 20 minute surgery (it has an 80% success rate), and an evasive over night 2 hour surgery (it has a 99% success rate). I decided to do the meds for a year and then she will be reevaluated and we will see where she is at. I am confident with my decision but it is still tiring and hard to go through. They also said that some of her fussiness (she is not really fussy she will just randomly cry in pain) is because they can feel the urine going back into their kidneys and it hurts - I would cry too.

I am thankful for friends like Kim and Ashley that went with us to Denver. Ashley had to see her specialists too; it was nice to have understand people to go with. I really missed Matt - he is my best friend and partner and Somers dad and it was hard to make major decisions without him. He agrees, but it was still hard to do. I also missed my big kids - they are fun to be around and I enjoy them all. I think they missed me too - when I got hoe last night they talked my ear off; both of them.

"I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord..." God knows what the future holds and He has a plan. I do not have to one. I can just take the steps I hear Him telling me to take I know that He has it under control. 

I am applying to go back to school online - okay I said it, it is out there, it is real. I am going to get a BS in Human Services Management - a social workers degree. Eventually what I want to do it adoption home studies. The degree has to come first; so I am starting there - it will be online. 

That is all. Enjoy your weekend.
Jo Lee

4 comments:

Tiffany said...

No wonder! Dear friend, God does hold every aspect of sweet Somer in His mighty hands. He can and will guide every aspect of this process.

And I am very proud of you for finishing your degree. I think you will make an amazing social worker/home study-type person.

Now take time this weekend and just rest!

Jill said...

You have many options! Wow! I think you did the right thing. Wait and see how God directs you. He can heal her :) As for the degree! Awesome! Schooling your children and yourself...I'll be praying for you girl! Proud of you.

Sommer said...

It was great to see you while you were here. I am glad that you got some answers.

Congratulations on going back to school. That is awesome. Talk to you later.

Miss. Jinny said...

Praying for sweet Somer and you!! I think you did the right thing!!! God can and will your sweet baby girl!! :) Wow, and awesome are the two words that come to mind about your going back to school!! Wow to the degree I think you will be amazing and awesome to the fact of finishing your degree!! :) Love you!!