I am writing this entry with a heavy heart for our sweet Guerlens. Guerlens has been living with us since he was only six weeks old. We knew when we first saw him that something was wrong with the shape of his head. In the front it is wide and flat, but in the back is looked like a football. It was so pointed during the first several months of his life that he was unable to lay on his back. His head was constantly tilted down and towards the right. Based on several other factors, like his low, tilted ears, and lack of baby reflexs, we knew that Guerlens had some type of genetic disorder. We are still unsure of exactly what he has, but despite all odds he is truly a happy boy!
This summer we took Guerlens in to a hospital in Port-au-Prince for a head scan. (Several actually until we could find a working machine!) There are not many places to go for this. Unfortunately the pictures are not extremely clear, but the doctors who have looked at his photos say they are concerned about fluid in the brain or a brain tumor. We are so sad, because either way, there is little help available in Haiti. It will be a difficult road for Guerlens.
I am taking him to the hospital early tomorrow morning for another scan. We are hoping this picture will be clearer so we can come up with a definite prognosis. Depending on what we find, we may or may not be able to help him in Haiti. Guerlens (and his brother Caleb) are at HOPE House waiting for an adoptive family. Being adopted to the states may be Guerlens' saving grace!
Please pray for Guerlens. Pray for his health, and his head. Pray for a clear and accurate scan tomorrow. Pray for his future. We love him so, so much. He just found his voice and has been cracking us up all week. His eyes light up when he sees someone he knows. Just by looking at him, you can put a big goofy smile across his face. He is nothing short of precious. And he was created nothing short of perfect.
Thank you for praying for sweet Guerlens!