11.13.2012

Pray for Jay Bird

My sweet nephew Jay, or Bird as the family calls him, is having another surgery this morning.  He has had an unexplained swollen tonsil since last May that his pediatrician noticed at his 3 year check-up.  Since they need to remove the one tonsil, they are going to go ahead and do a full tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy to take everything out.  He is also having surgery under his tongue (a frenulectomy procedure) to correct his tongue-tie. 

The doctors are most concerned about him having only one enlarged tonsil (rather than both being enlarged) as this can be a sign of lymphoma.  As the doctors have explained, the majority of pediatric cases that have unilateral tonsillar enlargement will not have lymphoma.  However, most patients that do end up having tonsillar lymphoma had a unilateral tonsillar enlargement as a presenting sign.  A biopsy of the tonsil will finally rule out lymphoma.
jaybird photo courtesy of Dylan Blue Photography
Please keep our Bird in your prayers today and through the week.  Pray for the doctors performing his surgery at 8 a.m. this morning.  Pray that his biopsy comes back normal and that the combination of removing his tonsils, adenoids and tongue-tie will improve his eating and weight gain.  Pray for Sister and her Mister - that stay strong and positive while waiting on the results.  And pray that he bounces back to his usual preciously energetic state in no time at all.
 
We are hoping that Bird only spends one night at the hospital.  Promise to keep y’all updated!
xoxo

UPDATE: Bird is out of surgery and was already discharged to go home without staying the night!!  The doctors reported that his enlarged tonsil felt normal and the lab results will be back in about 72 hours.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!!  We can't wait to go visit him tomorrow :-)


35 comments:

Pamela Knopf said...

I will be praying for him and his parents that all goes well, no other complications, and peace for his mom and day (and you). God has this and has him in the palm of His hands. Can't wait to hear good news!

Jackie said...

Prayers for this little boy and your family! Having a child with an eating issue is one of the most stressful Experiences a mother can endure. I am truly sorry he has to go through this. Will you let us know today how the surgery goes?

Teresa said...

Praying for him and all of you to keep the faith and strength to help the little bird go through what seems a bothersome time.
Blessings,
Teresa

Anonymous said...

i will definitely pray for little bird! bless his heart. your poor sister, i cannot imagine how scared she is. will be praying hard all week for great news!!! you all hang in there :)

~amy

kana/ga said...

Prayers from Augusta :)

Gabi said...

praying!

Leslie said...

Oh wow! I had no idea! I will be praying for all of you today. We did the tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy on Ford last February. It was a rough recovery, but worth it in the end. Please let Melanie know she can call me if she wants to! Sending love and prayers!!!!
Leslie T

Leslie said...

Oh wow! I had no idea! I will be praying for all of you today. We did the tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy on Ford last February. It was a rough recovery, but worth it in the end. Please let Melanie know she can call me if she wants to! Sending love and prayers!!!!
Leslie T

Arlene Grimm said...

I will certainly be praying for Bird. I know this is a stressful time for the family.

Calypso In The Country said...

Amanda, I will pray for him and your family. It must be so stressful for your sister to have to go through this. Sending positive thoughts from NJ!
Take care, Shelley

Sara said...

Praying for your whole family!

Lobster meets Peach said...

God bless Bird and your whole family during this stressful time...

Carol said...

Sending prayers and positive thoughts to your family and that precious little boy.

Carol

Mandy said...

Oh, my goodness.
I will pray for them today. Please keep us posted on sweet Jay Bird.

Sue said...

Your nephew is adorable, and prayers will be said for a speedy recovery. It's so hard when our little ones go through these things. Praying especially for a clear test result.

Kelli said...

I don't comment much, but I read EVERYDAY. Just wanted to let you know that we are praying for your Bird. Love to your Sister and her Mister, too.

Anonymous said...

Prayers for this sweet boy and all who love him so fiercely.

Stephanie T said...

Sending prayers to little bird. Hope that all went well this morning and test results come back good. God is good and he will be with you all today.

Colleen said...

Sending prayers for your sweet little nephew and his parents.

Monograms Mud said...

Prayers for a long, healthy and happy life for this sweet little boy. And extra prayers for your sister and the little one she is carrying. Us Mommies tend to do without when our little ones need us, but pregnancy demands we not forget ourselves. I'm certain you are doing your best to take care of her while she takes care of Bird. Hugs to you all.

StephanieL said...

Praying for Jay and his sweet family!

Leapfrog and Ladybugs said...

Keeping your entire family in our thoughts and prayers...

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a precious little boy! I just prayed for Jay and will keep on praying!

Susannah said...

I will be praying for your little nephew and looking for good news. We are lucky to have such good pediatric hospitals and doctors in Atlanta. I'm sure that the surgery will go smoothly and he'll be in excellent hands.

Vickie said...

Sending up prayers from Tallahassee!!

Maci Nogueira said...

Prayers from Brazil for this cute boy and his family.

AndeM1 said...

sending prayers for your Jay Bird that the test results are as positive as his surgery......

Unknown said...

Ditto "precious boy". Prayers for Bird, the vision of a clean biopsy, strength for the family

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh! I'm just now reading this and got to see the wonderful update Amanda! I'll be praying for continued healing and recovery! :-)
Vanessa

Sandie said...

What a sweet little boy. He is in my prayers. xoxo

Mrs.K loves pink and green said...

prayers for that precious child,and prayers for his parents,too!

Maggie and Sheepie said...

God answers quickly! I started praying at the beginning of the post and at the end you had already posted the update. Will continue to pray for clear, healthy results. I'm sure he will be enjoying some popsicles this week!

callie burnette said...

sweet little bird!!!! i am SO glad everything went well - praying for good test results!! xoxo

KimmyP said...

May Our Lady of Knock wrap her loving arms around Bird and all of you who are in need of healing, courage and strength.
Chi Town gal-Kim

KimmyP said...

May Our Lady of Knock wrap her loving arms around Bird and all of you who are in need of healing, courage and strength.
Chi Town gal-Kim

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