Sorry, that was a long story to get us to the results of the test... the test showed that his gallbladder is working at 10% when normal is 35%+. The results at least explain the gallstones, but the doctor isn't certain that is the sole cause of his tummy pain. His team of doctors plan to discuss the findings early this week and come up with a next step. In the mean time, we are trying a low fat diet to see if we can take some of the pressure off the gallbladder and I have a suspicion that the low fat diet (that we have only done for less than 24 hours so far) is helping, but boy is that hard when it comes to an 8 year old boy... but we are willing to try anything for a little relief.
Abigail had an indoor soccer game on Friday night that was a hard fought game, but I am afraid the other team's parents were interested in making it a hard fought game in the parking lot too.... literally. This was my first experience at a child's sporting event when I heard a parent from the other team say to one of the parents from our team "let's take this outside!" What?!?! Fortunately, I was busy chasing Grace around most of the game, so I didn't see her daughter slam Abigail into the wall (the worst of multiple nasty fouls) because I'm not sure my heart and mind would have been in the right place to be able to go over to the mom doing the threatening and graciously remind her that there were a lot of little ears around that didn't need to be exposed to that level of aggression and that at the end of the day we all have the same goal; we want our kids to be safe, have fun, and learn/grow as an individual player and as a team. It was a crazy night to say the least. Both the big kids had basketball games this weekend. Abigail's game was especially exciting because they won by a basket in the last couple seconds of the game. We also got to watch David play in an indoor soccer game, which was a treat for two reasons. First, I don't think I've been able to watch one of his games since we were in college and I forgot how much I loved getting to watch him. Second, it blows my mind how similar David and Abigail play soccer! They have identical body types, mannerisms, hustle, etc on the soccer field!
Grace has come down with some sort of respiratory infection this weekend and is pretty miserable, so we are praying that it passes quickly and we don't end up in the hospital with her. We would greatly appreciate your prayers for Andrew and Grace! Thank you!!!
Grace is crazy blessed to be in the PPCD/Pegasus program at Velasquez Elementary. It always blows my mind with all the little trinkets and treats she comes home with daily. This week they studied the letter "D", so here she is in her disco attire from the disco party they had.