Just a quick update to give you the dates to be praying toward for Sophia's next tests. Sophia's CTA - ct-scan with angiography - is scheduled for August 26 in Cincinnati. We are on a cancellation list - should an appointment come available sooner. Afterwards, she will see the cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Manning, the following Friday, September 3. He was ready to see her this Friday - but needs those scan images first. Lord willing, once they have the information from the scan, they will know better the course which will be best to help her.
Dr. Wood did review last Friday's scopes again and noticed the presence of lipids in Sophia's lung, which is an indication she may be aspirating. That means she is choking on food or liquid and it is going into her lung instead of her stomach. Because it is hard to swallow when you are breathing rapidly, it is easier to aspirate. One study used to find out more information is called a FEES (fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing) and she is scheduled to have that on September 23. She will also do a video swallow the same day which should yield more information about aspiration and whether or not reflux is an issue as well.
We're thankful that school helps keeps things normal and busy around here. Latin declensions have never seemed so appealing. We still continue to be blessed with an overall sense of peace, which we thank God for, knowing that He is in control of all of it. And thankful that He is.
Thank you for your continued prayers for our family. You are all such a blessing to us! We thank God upon every remembrance of you!