Saturday, November 15, 2008

Next Step

We've been focused on Henry's facial swelling of late. He's not been able to see out of his right eye for days and now his left is beginning to swell. At the rate it's going it will also be shut tomorrow.

We've contacted the doctors and are awaiting word, but we expect to drive to Baltimore today for admission. The alternatives of nutrition modification or other medicines are too slow and we're fearful that waking up tomorrow and not being able to see will really scare Henry.

A redeeming factor is that he's been in a terrific mood, very agreeable, however a bit moody. He enjoyed a visit from a family friend yesterday, we built a birdhouse and painted it and went to see Madagascar 2 with the girls and Tara yesterday evening.

**Update** We've started applying pressure to his eyes with some good results, which may buy us a couple more days before we need to treat him more aggressively.


ms.t said...

What a wonderful smile. And that sweater, is that made by Grandma? Its clear that H is so loved.

I am sorry that he has to go to the hospital today but can see why. My thoughts and prayers are with little H today. Lets pray for a quick and speedy fix!

Ms. t

Granya said...

Ms T:

That wallaby was made by Tara - he looks great in it doesn't he.

Anonymous said...

That is a great smile, Henry. Keep on smiling.

We hope they figure out how to reduce the swelling quickly. Our kids deserve as little fear as possible.

Love and hugs,
Wayne, Shirley, Sophia, and Fiona

Anonymous said...

Sure hope they can help him quickly if he has to be admitted.
What a great smile!! Thanks for sharing it with us Henry!!

Cousin Susan H.

Anonymous said...

We're also hoping for a quick response to some treatment if Henry has to be admitted. Wonderful to hear though that he's still in a great mood and enjoying working on some projects!

Love, Julie, Brad, Patrick, Andrew and Samantha

GinaMarie said...

Im glad the pressure on his eyes is helping some with the swelling. I hope it helps more.

I just love his smiles. Its so contagious!! :o) I would be moody too if my eyes were swelling and dealing with what he is. lol

I hope things start looking up soon.

Gina Marie and boys

Anonymous said...

Henry, you are just too cute. Sorry you might have to stay away from the chips...bummer


Anonymous said...


We saw Madagascar last week and loved it. My husband especially loved the penguins! Who is your favorite character? Good luck at the hospital--we will send positive thoughts your way so you can get back home ASAP!