Bentley's 8 Month Weight: 13.14 pounds
Brenna's 8 Month Weight: 18.12 pounds
Bryson's 8 Month Weight: 21.8 pounds
So to break it down a little more.. Brenna was 13 pounds when she was 4 months old and Bryson was 13 pounds when he was a shocking 7 WEEKS old (Not even 2 months old, yes he was a fatty). So as you can see Bentley really is a tiny little girl. This is the one symptom that Bentley does have. It breaks my heart but I am so thankful that she has remained so healthy.. in the beginning her pediatrician and cardiologist would remind us.. to not get use to such a healthy baby because she is going to get sick, real sick and I will notice big change each month and warn me of everything to watch out for and teach me the steps to go when she quits breathing because they told me time and time again, she will eventually have tet spells (turns blue and could stop breathing). Praise God, she is 8 months old and appears to be as healthy as can be, not yet experiencing any of these things, aside from her weight.. but she has gained weight at a good pace so we are good there. I have talked with so many other heart moms and have learned that once she has the surgery the pounds will pack on fast. I am so thankful and I do praise God every day for protecting Bentley and keeping her as healthy as she is, it's a miracle itself. But of course the defect is there and we have no choice but to have this open heart surgery. I just wish so badly that we didn't have to go through this since she has remained such an amazing, shocking, and NORMAL oxygen level considering that is the problem with TOF.. but we don't have a choice.. it must be done.
I do have a specific prayer request today.. Over the past week Bentley has had a runny nose, and a runny nose only. Please pray for this to go away and have no sickness. When we are admitted into the hospital on May 19 for her May 20 surgery they will do testing to make sure there are no infections or sickness what-so-ever in her sweet body. If there is, no questions asked the surgery will automatically be rescheduled 6 weeks later. Not sure if I could handle this.. this has to be done, and it has to be done before 1 year of age.. I have always been glad we have made it this far so she could be as big as possible for the surgery and I still am. But it is so emotionally overwhelming living day by day with this dark cloud following us. I have also been happy for her to go so long without the surgery so I could "prepare" myself, but with the surgery date soon arriving I have learned I will never be prepared for what we are about to go through.
Sorry for the gloomy post today but all the emotions are coming back and hitting hard.