Monday, January 26, 2009
I'm just wondering.....Is there anything cuter?
Some days I could just eat him up! He is so precious to me! Wouldn't you agree?!
Do you remember the growth that we were so worried about under Gavin's tongue? You can see it in one of the above pictures, which were taken about a month ago. I'm happy to say that the growth is actually shrinking! After finding out that the growth was not cancerous, I decided to just wait to see if it would go away on it's own before we scheduled surgery to remove it. So far it is going away on it's own!
We made a change that could have caused the growth in the first place. We started using a mask over Gavin's face when giving him his breathing treatments about 3-4 months ago. Before this we were just blowing the treatment into his face, since he hated the mask so much. His pulmonologist said that even though they do blow by treatments in the hospital, we really should have been using a mask so that he would get all of the medicine and not just half of it. So, we took her advice and started using the mask. Gavin hated this and would get irritated and wiggle and fight with us throughout the whole treatment unless he fell asleep from sheer exhaustion from fighting so hard. Anyway, after the growth was diagnosed as being an ulcer or irritation caused by his teeth rubbing on the underside of his tongue, I started thinking about when he might be doing this to himself. That's when I put 2 and 2 together and realized that the growth started after we began using the mask! Since then, we have stopped using the mask and the growth is disappearing! Yay! Hopefully it will continue to go away on it's own and he won't have to have surgery after all! This would be such a blessing!
Just had to share these adorable pictures of our little man and fill you in on the great news! Look at him.....isn't he sweet?! Oh how I love him so!
"And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13