Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Jayce Update

Jayces blood test results came in today.

His vitamin D is completely normal, which is very good and I am very grateful for that. Or at least I thought I was.

And then everything changed.

The nurse told me that the results show that Jayce may be gluten intolerant. In the back of my mind all I could think was "Why could it not just be vitamin D, that is an easy fix".

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Gods word does not say we might have trouble, it says we will have trouble. Life is not easy and God did not intend it to be. Anything we go through I truly believe is Gods will and is never an accident. If it were something easy like a vitamin D deficiency how would my faith be tested? Hard times, death, sickness, difficult news, financial struggles, marriage problems and even finding out that your baby may have something wrong with them gives us a chance to show God, and ourselves, that we trust Him and rely on Him.

When I got the news I called the Hubster and a few other people to tell them what we knew so far. So far we know that for the next 10 days we need to get Jayce on a gluten free diet. We know that there may be more testing to come. We know that there is a possibility that Jayce needs to see a specialist about an hour away.

After hanging up the phone my first instinct was to get on the computer and research, research, research. Something stopped me. Instead I finished up lunch with the kids, played dress up with Lula Mae, read a few books with Jayce, did some puzzles, sang a few songs and generally had a great time with my wonderful kids. When nap time came I sat with my Bible and I read. I read and I prayed. I just didn't need the internet to give me my answer, I needed God to. I know that He will give me my answer. These next 10 days I will be listening and praying. Sure I will read up on this and educate myself, but I am learning that my first move needs to be to God.

In case you are wondering, Jayce is doing great! He is laughing and playing again which is so nice. He is not eating as well as I would like, but we are making progress. We are one step closer to making him healthy. To all of you who are praying for him, thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. It is so humbling knowing that you are helping us through this.


Heather said...

yeah, google isn't God. It's encouraging to see you grow in your faith like this, even if it is born out of sick kiddos. Praying for my baby, but SO glad to hear that laugh again!

J. Tillman said...

I know a few gluten free recipes...just perfected cobbler and I'm working I'm a chicken pot pie. Gluten free isn't cheap, but it cam taste good.

Emmy said...

Such an inspirational post! And just think, at least now you might be getting some answers so he can start making great progress.

Rachel said...

What's funny - is God has been laying him on my heart at the oddest times to pray for him. And I am so glad that he has.

Praying for YOU and your husband as well. That God will give you wisdom and direction.

Praying for complete healing for Jayce, for physical comfort, for appetite and energy, and for a joy through this time.

Asking God to BLESS this time of trial. Asking Him to work mighty things during this hard stuff.

Love you!

Rachel said...

Aaaaaannnnndddd... that was SO God to steer you away from Googling this to pieces right away!

(I did that at the first diagnosis for Itty Bit in utero... it was devastating).