One Big Adventure
An opportunity to log in some of the thoughts and activities of our homeschooling family of eight. We love books and good food and aspire to a Christ-centered, multi-generational, agrarian life.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Two Weeks !?!

James' GI doctor, Dr. Tenjarla, came by yesterday to see him and take a look at the site. She thought that because the it had aroded enough for the tube to fall out, that we should probably plan to be in the hospital for at least two weeks. My first thought, of course, was, "Two weeks! Oh no!!" My second thought was, "Well, Lord, you've worked everything else out so far, You must have a reason for this." I still reserve the 'right' to hope that Dr. Tenjarla is wrong...but it is okay if she's right!

James has been pretty perky and friendly, giving out lots of hugs, kisses and handshakes and generally being a pretty sweet encourager. Many folks he has interacted with have said that he 'made their day' (or in some cases, their night). Everyone loves to see him sign and they just can't get over how 'smart' he is. James is very good at 'working the crowd' and he just eats it all up!

Today, there were some street performers who visited the hospital and performed downstairs in the open area. We decided to go and it was worth it. James got to 'spin' a soccer ball, with a little help from one of the performers. They also serenaded him with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and one of the performers signed with him a little bit...

We were able to get some photos with one of the hospital's loaner cameras. I will post some when I can find a computer with a CD-ROM drive I can access.

Katie and the home crew have continued the work at the house and we are not yet ready to give up on our hope of moving in to our new home by 2 or 3 Nov. Today they sanded the painted walls (they were sprayed and get Mom and Aunt will come down to do the final coat with rollers). In the meantime, everyone and Mr. Bruce will be working at the house tomorrow and they plan to come for a visit on Sunday.

Please pray:

  1. That James' site will heal thoroughly and quickly and that the surgery and GI folks would have wisdom to decide if it would be best to save the site or let it heal all the way and put in yet another g-tube.
  2. For wisdom about his IV feeds--that we would get the right amount of protein, fluids and anything else that he would need all mixed in.
  3. That things will continue to progress with the house--folks would be able to come when they've said they could and/or when we need them.
  4. That I will be able to get in touch with the plumber and that he would be able to come early next week to install the fixtures.
  5. For the family's safe travels up and back on Sunday.
  6. For Vern generally as he has all the home things on him, plus work and being concerned about his sweet boy in the hospital. For Katie as she works extra hard to fill in my spot while I am gone. For Owen, Becca and Carrie as they continuing helping and trying hard to be sweet without Momma hugs and loves.
  7. That God would be glorified in all of this and we would keep resting in Him.

Thanks for stopping by!

Love, Stephanie

1 comment:

isaiah52801 said...

Hooray!! I finally found the paper you gave me with the site! I am disorganized I admit! So glad you are able to spend some downtime at home-you have a beautiful family. I am impressed with the light tree! Maybe he could patent it - I would love one in my yard! We'll be praying for y'all - and checking up - take care The Winkley Family