Saturday, April 21, 2012

More About Two Birds...

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that I made my way to London, Ontario, to market my book, Love Never Fails You...  www.lynniebooks.blogspot.com   You'll also know that I dropped off my daughter and grandson at a hospital in London, that was enroute to where I was headed!

After I left Creation Christian Bookstore, located at 900 Oxford St. E., London, ON, I made my way further east to a funeral home I intended to make a presentation at.  After all, where I live in Essex County, God has blessed me with locating funeral homes who are purchasing my publication, to give to Christian clients, who have lost loved ones.

After finally arriving at the funeral home in question, I spoke with the person who I had been directed to speak with.  After some discussion and being given another person as a better contact person, I exited their building and made my way back to the hospital to pick up my loved ones.

Now, I'll explain why my daughter and grandson had to be at this hospital. 

My grandson who is now 10 years old, was born prematurely, due to having heart troubles, before his birth.  His heartrate was more than double what it should have been. 

After much trouble to regulate his heartrate after his early birth, he was diagnosed as having Supraventricular Tachycardia & Wolff-Parkinson White Syndrome.  Here is a LINK to Wikipedia, where you can read more about this condition.

Due to this ongoing heart problem, he must have regular check-ups and testing done. 

The closest location of a pediatric heart specialist, is in London, ON.  It takes about three (3) hours to drive from home, to the parking area of this hospital, so it is not an easy or inexpensive task.  Plus, afterwards, there is the return trip home, that takes the same amount of time!

In any case, my grandson had a stress test done.  The pediatric heart specialist was in attendance for the testing.

My daughter told me that the specialist explained to her that since my grandson has not outgrown this problem at this time, he never will.  She went on further to say that had my grandson been about 16 years of age, they would have kept him at the hospital and prepared him for surgery.

However, my grandson is not yet old enough to have this necessary surgery, to kill off the extra sensor in his heart, that is causing the problems he endures, regularly.

Even upon hearing this, I wanted to cry.  But, didn't.  I didn't want to upset my daughter, or my grandson.  Of course, I could see tears in my daughter's eyes, too.

We enjoyed our time together, on our trip home to Windsor.  Personally, I was grateful I could not only use my time to work on promoting my book, but also help my family, and spend time with them. 

Of course, I praise God that He has protected my family, thus far.

Once again, I must ask for prayer.  For my family.  For my daughter, whose health is not the best, as well as for my grandson, who as you know, is at risk until he is old enough to have heart surgery.

Thank you, my friend.  I appreciate your prayer, more than you know.  May God bless you...


Until next time...

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