Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Marcus Update

We received answers to some questions today.  It is nice to be informed, but makes us more anxious to pick him up soon.

Marcus has a heart condition called "Tetrology of Fallot".  He will need open heart surgery soon after arriving home.  Two months ago when we submitted questions, he was having no symptoms, but now it appears that he is becoming short of breath.  He is still not sitting up or crawling or talking.  A little tiny part of me is happy that we will get to see all of those firsts, but a bigger part of me looks at our friend's kids and nephews the same age who are doing all of these things already.  Part of this may be due to his heart condition, but a much larger part due to being institutionalized.  We need to get him home!

It appears that he received our care package - Yippee!  It also says he can have a temper - Oh boy!  He has a caretaker that he is attached to - this is a good thing - every child needs to feel loved.  His measurements are in a lower percentile, but still on the charts.

Supposedly, pictures coming soon.....we'll see.

We heard the other day that our agency will be sending a group off July 4 and if everything continues to go smoothly, we will be on the trip!!!!  It is so good to have a date on the calendar.

Please keep Marcus in your prayers.  Pray that he will remain healthy and we will be able to travel in July!

Blessings to you all!

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