Sunday, January 25, 2009

Prayer Request for Appointment

As everyone is aware, Rachel was born with a cleft lip and palate and has already had three surgeries in her short little life and will have many more in the years to come. Perhaps even one this year.

Tomorrow, Monday, we meet with the Craniofacial Team at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Rachel is at the age now where she could have a nose revision (aka - nose job) to straighten out her nose and poof it up a bit. We'd very much like this done before she starts Kindergarten in August.

I know many people have prayed on behalf of Rachel over the last four years, therefore I wanted to share some prayer requests for tomorrows appointment:

1) The appointment to go smoothly. We see about 5 different doctors, each with their own entourage of medical students and residents. Sometimes the appointments last for hours.

2) That the doctors we have questions for are there, particulary the ENT and Plastic Surgeon we are used to dealing with.

3) That Rachel would cooperate with the exams and all the poking and prodding. That she wouldn't be scared.

4) That no new concerns arise.

We didn't see the Craniofacial team last year, so it's been two years. I know how it works, and I know there's nothing to be concerned about, but I'll be honest and say I'm a little anxious for the appointment. Probably because it has been two years, and we're anticipating a surgery this year, etc.

Thank you in advance for the prayers said on her behalf. I'll have an update and pictures posted here before Monday is over.

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