Sunday, February 13, 2011

February Updates

Hello Family and Friends!!
Look who is wearing their glasses! (and actually looking at the camera) He is so adorable, I just want to squeeze him! (and I DO!). He is doing really well lately with wearing his glasses. We usually try a few times a day and he wears them for an hour or two, depending on what we are doing. GOOD JOB DYLAN!! I think he may finally be realizing that they actually help him...such a smart little boy.
Dylan went in for his 3rd eye surgery on January 27th. Just minutes after my mom and I sat down in the waiting room, the doctor came out to talk to us. He said, "We're done, Dylan doesn't need the surgery." We were so surprised! The doc said that he checked the pressure, and both eyes had PERFECT pressure! Now if that is not a miracle, I don't know what is! PRAISE GOD!!! Doc said to keep doing what we are we will keep PRAYING!! He said that the pressure can change during the day, but he was confident that the pressure would not be going into dangerous levels. WOW!! What a blessing!! Now, we wait. We have to go back in 3 months for another pressure check. Please join us in praying for perfect pressure. We are not expecting anything, but we know that the Lord can heal him indefinitely and that is always our prayer!
Last week, Dylan went to see Dr. Graham, his oncologist. Another AMAZING appointment! Dr. G was very pleased with Dylan's progress and his development. Last time Dr. G saw Dylan, he had just learned how to Dylan is running everywhere! I love that Dylan and his story has the ability to bring JOY to an office of doctors and nurses who see so many children suffer. His life is a miracle. He is a miracle, and God is the miracle worker. Dylan's blood levels were perfect. They did a full blood draw this appointment, instead of a finger prick. Dylan does not like getting either, but usually the full blood draw is a very painful experience. This time however, he was a SUPER trooper! I give all of the credit to the amazing nurse who found a vein on her first try (always very hard with his chubby little arms), AND also to the Dum Dum sucker that Dylan was slobbering all over!! YAY for candy!! He did not even seem to notice what was going on as long as I kept that yummy sucker in his mouth. It was awesome!! After they drew the blood, all of us looked at each other and were shocked that he did not cry....not one bit! Go Dylan!
Dylan is now 23lbs and 31 inches tall. He is running all over the place, and now experimenting with foot at a time. It is quite funny to watch! He is a bundle of energy and blessings. We could not be happier with our little family. Thank you all for your prayers and encouragement. You guys are truly amazing!!
Cherishing every moment,
The Praskins