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Another Dark Day

January 17, 2006

A cold rain fell on us as we walked from the hospital to our doctor’s office with the weighty news that our son appears to have a cleft lip/palate and a potential heart defect. He also seems to have a two-vessel umbilical cord, so we’re going to Children’s Hospital for a genetics consultation and further testing to evaluate the extent of these anomalies.

I know that disbelief and shock are some of the first stages of grief, so I shouldn’t be surprised that my overwhelming feeling is: “this can’t be right– there must be some mistake”. But our top-shelf team has been trying to rule out these very things for a few weeks now, so it seems that this is, in fact, the case. But I can still hope, right God?

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10 Responses to “Another Dark Day”

  1. kate says:

    We’re praying, Mike.
    Whether through miracles of healing or of surgery, I have faith that your boy is going to be just fine.

  2. WMS says:

    I’m praying too, Mike. I don’t understand. But we’re here for your little guy.

  3. Liz says:

    (((hugs))) for you and Stacy. I’m praying for you guys.

  4. Mike Croghan says:

    Also praying for your son and daughter and both of you. God’s peace, love, strength.

  5. Rebecca says:

    Holding my breath for you.

  6. erin says:

    Prayers coming from the Sweeten house as well. May you and your family be hemmed in by the grace of God.

  7. P3T3RK3Y5 says:

    mike and stacy. we ache with you. we’re walking with you.

  8. Amy B. says:

    Mike and Stacy, you’re in my thoughts and prayers and those of our S St. group every morning. I miss you.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Our hearts are full of hope for your baby. We are missing yall.

    Abby and Marcus Andrusko

  10. timthewelsh says:

    Mike, Stacy and the two little Stavs…

    We’re a few thousand miles apart, but we’re right next to you in our prayers. God’s boundless love and blessings on you all.

    From all at the Davies household.

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