Monday, October 02, 2006
Tyler Jacob, my next grandson
This is a bad day for me. Clay and Carrie, my oldest son and his wife, are expecting my next grandson in February. Nothing like getting all my grandchildren within a year and a half. Unfortunately, Tyler has some inflamation in his intestines and the doctors are concerned about cystic fibrosis. Clay and Carrie both carry an abnormal and normal gene for CF. Tyler has a 25% chance of being born with it. It won't make a bit of difference in the way I feel about Tyler, it will just be a little more challenging if he does indeed have it. He could be tested in utero but the results wouldn't change anything and Clay and Carrie have opted not to have the test until birth. Those are the facts. The reality is that I am sad, depressed and scared. Like any other Granny, I want my Grands to be in good health. I will love Tyler ayway, I just don['t want him to be ill and suffer. It's not a pretty disease but Clay said it could be a lot worse. A good attitude. Please put Tyler on your prayer list. I thank you.