Sunday, May 22, 2011

{another new photo and adoption update}



Here is a new photo of our precious son, Alexander {who is currently waiting for us in China}!

We also received a few updated medical reports on him and while what they are all stating is a bit scary {and trust me this is not our first scary diagnoses we have received over the past two months} ~ we knew what to expect. And we are moving forward....

~ but ~

at a very slow pace...

Looks like we hit a big bump on the road to Alexander...

Seeing how Alexander will be adopted through China's new "Special Focus" program, we are able to use a lot of our Dossier paperwork from Benjamin's adoption for Alexander. One thing we did need to do again was a complete home study and it was during this home study review where we hit this big bump.

While Keith was at the doctor's office for his medical exam, our doctor found "something" not right with his heart {later tests showed that only 40% of his heart is working}. So because of that scary {there it is again} diagnoses, Keith has been subjected to several additional heart tests. Thinking there might be a blockage or he had a heart attack in the past ~ we were so very worried and while we knew KNEW IN OUR HEARTS that Alexander was ours ~ we also knew this would be another delay in our process of bringing Alexander home...

So after two months of tests....more tests...and several doctor's appointments, we {and our team of doctors} found out that there is NO blockage or NO damage to Keith's heart! And while we still do not know why his heart is only 40% working, his team of doctors know exactly what he ~ we ~ need to do to live a healthy heart life! So with several changes made within his every day living and a few medications, we are able to move forward ~ not only with our lives as a family of five but soon as a family of SIX!

Two months later we get the approval we need from our doctor that we have been praying for. So all we need to do now is...

make sure our doctor gets that report in to our social worker....

our social worker gets the report written up and submitted for approval from our agency...

once we received the approved copy from our social worker, we than can submit it into USCIS {along with our application} and wait once again...

5 comments:

Teresa said...

Rick has been on Lipitor for years for cholesteral. Praying for Keith, you and the rest of the family. One step and one day closer to holding little Alexander in your arms.

Our Journey to Grace said...

oh my gosh Shell what I ride. God bless your sweet heart. Praying that all is expedited now and record speed and you can bring Alexander home. Alexander is already at work in your family. What a blessing that if if were not for you adopting him and having to get this medical report you may not have found this issue with Keith until it was too late or damage was done. So praising God that he is bringing good from this!

Layne said...

Continued prayers for you guys.

Football and Fried Rice said...

i know you are plugging on ahead!! Don't forget "the good fight" - that's what this is!! satan will stop at nothing to try to discourage you and attack you - BUT, Our God is stronger than that AND He has already hand chosen you to be Alexander's family. And well...when God makes up His mind about something, it's made up :) Now, get that HS so you can apply for immigration! Im tired of waiting :) ha, ha!! Love you, girl!!

Bushnell Girls said...

I have video of your darling boy! I need to figure out how to get it onto a disc or flashdrive and get it to you. He is so sweet, I am praying that these dumb hurdles get cleared quickly so he can come home soon!