Justin Lewis Glynn
As I am sure that any who frequent my blog knows, we have been tracking a heart condition for my then in utereo son, Justin. His heart is a single ventricle, and has a single valve going from the atria to that ventricle. This means the his heart is very inefficent at delivering oxygen due to the mixing of blood in the heart. In the past couple of weeks we have continuously recieved bad news on the functioning of his heart, due to rythym problems, ineffectual pumping, and leaking of the atria-ventricle valve. He had amassed a good amount of fluid in his cavity due to these problems.
However, we have been confident that God had promised us that Justin would live. We never felt that we recieved a promise that he would be 100% healthy, but we do believe that he promised life, and a relatively normal life. These are the promises that we have been holding on to.
Well, he was born two days ago, and since that time, we have only had good news. They put him on 100% O2 when he was born as a precaution, and have been lowering slowly to see what he can handle. As of last night, they were at 30% O2, and considering that room air is 21% O2, he is almost at breathing for himself. As of last night, he was stable enough for me to finally hold:
Also, his heart condition is part of a greater syndrome called hetereotaxy, which can affect other organs. Though his stomach and liver are in reversed positions, they, as welll as the rest of his organs, seem to be working fine. The fluid that was in his body was able to be mostly drained without adverse effects. They haven't gotten a good look at his intestines yet, but has had no problems with... production.
There still is a lot to find out, but it is clear to me that God has kept His promises. We are mostly observing right now, as opposed to trying to resolve things. But God is good, and we remain confident that He will continue to show it.