Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Max's Back

Yesterday on Facebook, I confessed how difficult it is for me to ask for help or support. A part of this is wanting to put a pretty face on things. I definitely blog more about the ups than the downs. Maybe I am more willing to ask today because I'm asking on Max's behalf and not my own? Maybe this will stretch my "asking for help" muscles so that the next time I need help for myself, asking will be easier.

Here's the story. Two years ago, Max's pediatrician noticed what looked to her like a slight curve in his spine. She made a note in his chart and said we would keep an eye on it. I promptly forgot about it.

This year, she notice the curve again and whipped out ( I kid you not) her iPhone and used an app to measure the degree of curve. It was 9% which is in the normal range but high enough that she referred us to a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who has been keeping an eye on Max's back.

We saw him earlier in the year and he could not see any curve at all on Max's x-rays but could see with his eyes a curve of about 9%. Yesterday, he could see a 15% curve on the x-ray. We are still in wait and see mode and will go back in four months to see how things look.

Max is growing so fast these days. I am certain, way down deep in my being, that he can grow the curve out of his spine. It happens all the time.

So here's the part where I ask for help. I am asking all of you to pray, light a candle, hold Max in  the light, send good thoughts, whatever you believe will help. I'll take whatever you've got. I know the universe doesn't care what form the positive energy comes in, just as I believe wholeheartedly in the power of positive energy to heal and create change. We have four months before his next exam. Surely that's long enough for the power of good to make a difference?

And if this makes me sound like a nutcase to you, well, this is my boy we're talking about. What mother would not be willing to try everything to help her child?

Here's what I'm praying: Bless Max's spine. Let it grow straight and true.

I'm going to post a reminder every Wednesday for the next four months. I can already feel your support as I'm typing this, so thanks in advance for your care and concern.

12 comments:

  1. Definitely will do this! Grow straight, spine of Max's!!!

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  2. I just bought a special candle to sit in front of to focus on shutting out everyday noise and being mindful of what is important. I will light it for Max each Wednesday.

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  3. Thank you, Janet.
    Thank you, Heather.
    I knew I could count on both of you>

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  4. Good for you for asking. I'm sending good thoughts for Max's back to grow straight. Tamara

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  5. Max is certainly in our prayers. Please keep us informed on how is doing. We love him and you as well. God bless, Beth

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  6. Laura, Bob and I are strong prayer warriors and have already lifted him up in prayer this morning. We will pass this request along to other prayers in our church and friends. Jesus is the light and He will answer your prayers if you lift them up to Him. Love you.

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  7. Laura, we have a group of ladies at church that I believe must have special powers of healing prayer ;-) I will ask them to add Max to their list of special requests for the next 4 months!

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  8. Thank you, Alexa. You're a peach!

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  9. I am a big believer in lighting candles and sending good energy, you already know that ;) They are lit.

    he will be fine, I just know it. but how can you not worry, when it's your kid?

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  10. Thank you for saying he'll be fine, Nancy. That is exactly what I needed to hear.

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  11. Prayers going up for Max!!! Have FAITH. <3

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  12. Holding you and Max & Frank in the light. Thinking straight & true, along with you. +++Max+++

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