I got an email from Cody's foster mother.
First of all he had his annual MRI. His shunt is still doing great! He will need to follow up with a pediatric neurosurgeon in a year for another MRI and an appointment to get the results. That is great news!
Cody is continuing to ask every day at each meal, if he can go eat in "Hio" with Dayton. That makes me feel so many mixed emotions. First of all I am just so SAD. I mean, my little boy wants to come home and can't. The world is an unfair place and children are not valued as they should be. Our foster care system is so broken that it has taken forever to get him home. I am also GLAD that he wants to come home. I know that means that God is preparing his tiny little heart for coming home to his forever family. I know that it is amazing that he is wanting to leave the only home he remembers ever living in. I know it means that he is comprehending that the gifts, pictures, and phone calls are coming from REAL people. He is ready to go see those real people and is longing to do things with the brother that he will share a room with.
I need to hold him so badly! I thank God for preparing his heart. I am thankful that I got some more news on him from the foster mother. I am heartbroken that this process still has so long left before he will come home and I pray that he hasn't given up on the whole idea by that point.
Pray hard that he comes home soon to eat in "Hio" with Dayton and all the rest of us!