Yep, our sweet Mikayla could use your prayers, and I'll get to the details in a sec... but first, just savor the cuteness...
Mikayla LOVES to play dress-up. Before we brought her home some friends gave us a bag of dress-up clothes, amongst other "girly" toys since we had NONE, and Mikayla has enjoyed them to the full! A funny story about what she is wearing in this picture... the first time we ever got the dress-up clothes out, she was absolutely TERRIFIED of the pink fuzzy scarf that is currently wrapped around her neck. She would have nothing to do with it for the longest time, and would shriek with terror when someone tried to show it to her (you can imagine Eli's delight with this new game). I'm not sure what she thought it was (maybe a snake?), but apparently she has now decided she can trust us enough that we wouldn't be giving her something harmful to play with :) The pink scarf is now a "must-have" accessory with each outfit.
Okay, now for our prayer request... Mikayla has been battling various fungal issues since we came home, one being a nail fungus that she is currently taking medication for. Underneath two of her fingernails there is some sort of growth that extends from the top of her nail all the way down into her finger (above the knuckle). They resembles moles... but different. Needless to say, the pediatric dermatologist feels it is necessary to biopsy the growth so we can figure out what it is and how to treat it. I will be taking Mikayla to Phoenix Children's Hospital early tomorrow morning for this procedure. She will be put under general anesthesia, which is a little scary since we don't know a lot of health history for her, and then her thumb will be "operated on" (I'll spare you the details, but it sounds painful). The procedure itself is fairly routine, and the doctor isn't expecting the biopsy to reveal anything major, but in the back of the mind I know there is always that chance with a biopsy.
So, if you would please just pray for the following we would greatly appreciate it:
1. Mikayla's peace and comfort, especially before the procedure since the language barrier makes it tough to explain to her what is going to happen (she has some sort of idea, but it will probably still seem weird & scary)
2. That everything would go well during the procedure, and Mikayla wouldn't have any weird reactions to the anesthesia
3. That her pain would be minimal afterward, and she would recover quickly.
4. That the biopsy would provide clear details as far as her diagnosis, so that we can effectively treat her :)
Thanks so much friends!!