If you are our Facebook friends, you have been able to see the status updates from Jonathan. I thank you for the prayers you have already prayed for our Nolan.
Early after Nolan's arrival, the team of nurses noticed an unusual testicular mass on Nolan. Nolan underwent a series of several ultrasounds & doctor consults. After speaking to a neonatal specialist & then a pediatric urologist specialist, it has been decided that the mass must be removed. The doctor is thinking the mass is a yoke sack malignant tumor, but will not be determined until the surgery is completed & mass evaluated. If it is a cancerous tumor, we then will meet with an oncology team on our next steps.
The surgery is scheduled for early Monday morning in Atlanta. As a mama, I prayed for a healthy baby boy, but I did not specifically ask for a cancer-free baby. Who would? As a mama, I have questioned, was there something else I could do during my pregnancy? The doctors reassured me that there was not. As a mama, I worry about my one-week old undergoing anesthesia & his little body recovering. My list could go on...
I am determined to have a hope in our great God. I am determined to stay positive - for Peyton, for Nolan, & for Jonathan. I am determined that we are being taken care of by the best doctors in the country. One of my best friends sent me the verse, "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; Indeed, I will heal you." 2 Kings 20:5. This is my prayer.
|The Barlow Bunch! July 30, 2012|
|Minutes after Nolan's arrival at 8:25am|