Mikayla has been playing basketball on the High School Girls team.
Recently she'd been experiencing some heart racing and skipping beats while exercising. Tuesday she came home from practice a bit scared due to her symptoms.
I took her to the doctor on Wednesday. He ordered a stress echo test. That was done yesterday. Today we picked up the results and discussed them with the doctor.
The results show she has Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome which is basically an extra electrical pathway in the heart that can cause fluttering and racing of the heart especially during exercise. It is not life-threatening and she can still play basketball, soccer, run, etc.
Keep her in your prayers. Next week the basketball team travels up to Baguio for an International Schools sports competition. She will be gone for 5 days.
I told her that when I was in my 20s I was diagnosed with the same thing. It seems as I've gotten older the occurrence of symptoms has lessened. She seemed relieved to know her Mom had been given that same diagnosis and was still alive to tell her about it!
Thanks for praying for Mikayla - for healing, for peace.
Want to read more about WPW? Check out http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4785
As I clicked this picture the verse from Hebrews 13:1 was going through my head.
Well, the bond of unity is enhanced by sharing a t-shirt together!
Ephesians 4:1 .....walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ben and I made a rope ladder this weekend.
It's been fun to swing on it and climb!
Today, for our family outing, we went to Outland Adventure to ride the Xcelerator Zip line. It is billed as the longest one in Asia.
It was quite exhilarating and 'totally awesome!'
The ride itself is about 30 seconds long. First we had to get the harnesses on, then walk a trail, go across a river on a raft, hike up many steps to the top. It was really fun and we hope to do it again soon.
Check out their website on the ride. http://www.outlandadventure.org/
At the Xcelerator, after we'd all ridden.
It is a totally awesome ride and Kirsten and I hope to go again on our birthdays!
Getting our harnesses on.
The raft we used to go across the river.
Kurt helping pull the raft across.
Climbing the many steps up the hill to the platform
A view of Davao and the bay and Samal Island from the top.
Mikayla and I on the platform
Mikayla taking off. She was in a superman harness so she
could fly like superman. The rest of us used sitting harnesses.
Kurt and Ben on the platform at the end of the ride. They went
across together. All of us thought the ride was awesome except
Ben. He'd still prefer to go to the beach over going to the zip
Looking at the platform from across the river after riding down
the zip line.
Hi, I am currently reading several really good books but the one I will urge you all to read in this short blog is this one..............
Thomas a Kempis "The Imitation of Christ"
It is a free downloadable book at www.leaderu.com/cyber/books.
The second paragraph of chapter one states "The teaching of Christ is more excellent than all the advice of the saints, and he who has His Spirit will find in it hidden manna.....this is the greatest wisdom -- to seek the kingdom of heaven through contempt of the world..."
This is an excellent, thought and prayer provoking book and I recommend it highly!
Let me know what you are learning from God as you read this book!