Monday, February 16, 2009

Latest Update On The Boys

DJ Sasha! He loves his music!!!

Brother Sasha and Sissy Michaela lovin on each other

Big sister Teyolla, holding Ethan and Silas (check out the peace sign from Ethan :)

Silas enjoying his after tubby time in his froggie towel

Friday, Derek and I took Ethan and Silas to Chidren's Mercy Hospital. We were there the entire day while many different tests were being performed on the boys. The most important test being an echocardiogram done on each of them. Both Silas and Ethan have a hole in their heart. The hole in Ethan's heart is not serious and he will be fine. Silas' on the other hand, is very serious and will require heart surgery in the Spring or early Summer. We are waiting to hear back from the panel of doctor's discussing Silas' case. Ethan and Silas will begin going to Orthopedic Therapy and Physical Therapy this week. We are excited that they got in to see all the specialists so quickly.

Sasha is doing great! He is so happy! He's eating very well and isn't acting out with fits of anger like he did in the beginning. He still has his moments but we are working through those times with him, as best we can without knowing how to speak Ukrainian. He seems to have much less fear at night as well. We are so pleased with how far he's come in such a short time. We've only been home with the boys for less than a month and the changes are all posititve! Praise God!

We'll keep ya posted! Thanks to all of you who have faithfully continued to pray for our boys. We are so humbled by your love and your kindness!

May God wrap you in a blanket of His love today!


Amy said...

What great news for Ethan, praise God! I will be praying for little Silas that God will heal his heart. The boys are all looking so well and HAPPY!:) Your daughters are beautiful!!!

Meredith said...

Wonderful updates!

If you need an ear to listen about the heart stuff you have my #'s (or e-mail me and I'll call you). We did Emma's open heart in August 08 and Brianna's in June 06. It's never easy but it's amazing what a repaired heart can do!

I'm not an expert by any means but I understand a lot more than I ever thought necessary before :)

Meredith RR

Anonymous said...

Just miraculous the changes in the boys!!! So happy for your family and thanks so much for sharing the update.

Take care,

stephanie--mom to 7 special kiddos!!!

The Loux Family said...

Thanks you three awesome ones for your love and support! Your encouragement is much appreciated!
Meredith, I will definitely be calling you! Thanks so much!

Love and hugs to all of you,


sarahjohnz said...

Thank you for posting! I've missed the updates but understand there probably isn't much time, will continue to pray! I will continue to expect good reports! Praise the Lord! XO Sarah

RML said...

Its amazing how happy and healthy they all look. Love is truly a miracle worker!

Anonymous said...

Is Dr. Lofland the surgeon who will be performing the surgery? We will be at childrens mercy probably around the same time. My little Olivia had what they call a tet spell this week, so we will be doing a heart cath and surgery, by spring time. Childrens mercy is great, but I am still believing for a miracle for my little girl and your little boy.

Amy Farmer

Emilse said...

Beautiful pictures! the boys look very healthy and happy.. Love the picture of the three boys toghether..

Stephanie said...

That is fantastic news about Ethan! I love Children's Mercy. They took such great care of us over the past few years. I know that they will take great care of Silas as well. Does he have an ASD or VSD or something else? I'll keep praying.

The Loux Family said...

Thanks again to all of you for your great comments!

The Loux Family said...


Hi! Yes, Dr. Lofland is probably going to be Silas' surgeon. Please let us know when your little Olivia is going in to Children's Mercy. We might be neighbors!
Thanks for your prayers!