I have to start by saying that we serve an amazing and powerful God! I have been so reminded of that today. First, when Wesley was sick with a cold in January, the doctor heard an irregular heartbeat. An EKG was done and verified the irregularity. After the cold was gone, the doctor wanted to re-test to see if it was still there. It was still irregular. Today, the whole family went to a pediatric cardiologist in Thousand Oaks, CA. Wesley (and mom) was somewhat nervous about the appointment. Thanks for those who prayed! The specialist said that his heart is in great shape. (The doctor also said that he will grow to be a rather tall boy. How can he tell that from an ultrasound of his heart, I do not know). Their is an irregular heartbeat, and so they put the pictured chords on Wesley. He has to wear it for 24 hours and do his usual schedule. It continually monitors his heartbeats. The doctor will then be able to have a more accurate picture of what Wesley's heart is doing over a longer period of time. The doctor said that if there is a problem, it would probably be something like anemia or a thyroid issue. Thank the Lord that we were made aware of the issue, and can be alerted to it. Thank the Lord also for good health insurance :)
(Yes, Wesley can wear a shirt. He is just choosing not to here. He wanted to show off his "stickers.")
Once we pulled out of the doctor's office, we were at a stop light behind one car. Right before our eyes, and including the car in front of us was a 4 car collision. We pulled to the side of the road immediately after and Gary went to help the people who were involved. He had quite a difficult time getting one lady's door open. Thankfully, no one was injured. The police held us for about a half an hour to be "witnesses" and verify the story of the individuals involved (all of whom were quite shaken up). The kids were amazed! They watched the whole thing happen and kept saying, "This is so cool." "Here comes the ambulance and the fire truck." I felt kind of bad that they actually enjoyed the whole tragedy so thoroughly. I kept reminding them of how we have to be careful when we are driving and how God is in control of even our cars. It was a good and dramatic lesson. When all of this was said and done, we took the kids to a large indoor playground. It was fun! I think I needed to burn off some energy, as well!