In spite of any doctor’s reports, the Lord’s hand was on Mattie in the womb, and His hand is on him now. We know that the plans that God has for Mattie’s life will shake the earth and cause us all to marvel.
Yesterday was a difficult day for Mattie. He was running a fever, had rash, and was in general very unhappy. While the doctors had been look at the possibility of early heart failure and focusing on the heart and lungs, things just weren’t lining up. They eventually ordered a serious of blood work and other tests and came to two conclusions.
First, Mattie is on multiple antibiotics to treat an infection that is in the blood in his spinal cord. The type of infection has not be identified yet as we are waiting for the cultures to fully develop, but they have begun antibiotic treatment anyway.
In addition, it has been determined that Mattie has “transient leukemia”. Transient meaning that it is treatable. In most newborns with transient leukemia, it clears up within a few weeks to a few months without treatment. Doctors here are considering a course of treatment however since Mattie’s liver and spleen are slightly enlarged due to jaundice.
We stand believing for Mattie’s health to be completely restored. We appreciate knowing that so many of you are standing in agreement with us.