Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Independence Day and more

We had a great 4th of July. Not because we did anything extraordinary, but because we were able to sleep in, get some paint at a good deal thanks to HD's sale, and enjoy a BBQ and of course fireworks with friends as we counted our blessings for living in such a wonderful country and enjoying all of the freedoms that we have. We were afraid we were going to have to watch the fireworks from our hospital window or on TV, but luckily we got Blake out late Friday night - yep, that makes 3 stays in 3 weeks!! I hope we are not going for a record. This stay was more frustrating than some in the past as they decided that he needs to have a certain procedure done (move his G tube to a J if that means anything to anyone else!) but because his Gtube is less than the required 3 months, he has 3 more weeks of being in limbo before they can do anything. We have spend the last week with several doctors trying all of the alternatives and each one has been less helpful then the one before and none are doing the trick to protect his lungs until he can get over his mysterious illness. Let me just get it out - AAAHHHHHHHHHH! Poor little guy. I think he is starting to get bugged as well by all of the tubes, monitor sticker, pokes, and beeps but again I am amazed at what a good baby he is and how he can always smile and giggle afterwards.

We did also have a bright spot in the last few weeks. Two of our good friends from Germany came and spend last weekend with us. It was so nice to see them and spend some time hanging out at the pool and having dinner with them, etc. Hopefully you guys were not too bored with us!


Owens D.C. said...

Oh man he can't really catch a break in that dept, but as you say he is such a trooper and I bet the nurses are a sucker for his sweet smile ;)

Crystal said...

Wow, girl, you are so strong. You have to be to help your little guy through all that. It breaks my heart to see and hear about him in the hospital. He is SO stinkin cute! I really want to come and visit! Maybe before Noah turnes 2!! That gives me a little while to prepare!