Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Where does my help come from?
Recently, a beloved professor of mine from Fuller emailed me and pointed me to Psalm 121. It has always been a favorite because of its assuring words: my help comes from God, maker of heaven and earth.
I look at my son. He now pulls up his feet and likes to suck on his toes. He wraps his my arms around my arm as I change his diaper. He teaches me new words with his sounds. I praise God for giving my son life and breath.
This Wednesday we should hear something from Seattle Children's Hospital. The last word from a team of doctors in the Ophthalmology department there indicated that surgery is inevitable in the next few months; otherwise, the baby could develop further complications from the growth in the brain. The head doctor said that the tumor could be one of three things and has mostly a fluid component. It is unclear whether this growth is even connected to the baby's NF 1. The reason, said the lead doctor, is that growths in the brain related to NF 1 typically have a solid component extending into the upper eyelid. Tito's growth has no solid component, only fluid, in that left eyelid. Interesting.