Tuesday, April 29, 2008

One more day for the Little Dude

We are going to stay in the hospital for at least one more day. The mouthwash was too numbing, but the tylenol seemed to help. We also have faster flowing silicone nipples now and his feedings were better since midnight. He did lose 1 ounce, which isn't surprising. Hopefully he can start eating stronger to avoid the IV. It it goes well, we will come home tomorrow.

Hardly any new blisters so either his skin is stronger or keeping him cool is working. All his wounds seem to be healing well.

His umbilical cord was really starting to smell bad and the doc was nice enough to snip that off this morning.

Dad didn't well at helping mom out and slept a bit too long. Our goal is to get mom a few naps and for Dad to get to bed earlier. Evenings are always the worst as we are very tired with little patience.

Abby wants less and less to do with us and it will be a slow process bonding with her again when we finally get the time. This is very hard for us to choose between our children.

All we can do is set our sights on the only constant thing in our lives and that is God. It's not our amazing faith, but that we have faith in an amazing God.

Weary,

Stu, Tashia, Abby and James

4 comments:

Craig and Rebecca said...

You guys are amazing! Keep up the good fight and we'll keep praying you all through! There aren't words to express our feelings... that's where the Holy Spirit's prayers take over!

theshrimpboat said...

Since my own words would fall short, I will share from His Word, that which I know is the cry of your heart...
"Whom have I in heaven but You?
And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
- Psalm 73:25-26

Praying that God will give you the strength to continue this as your heart's cry even during the most challenging times of this difficult journey and when the weariness wants to set in, that our great God will refresh you as only He can.

Emily Eggebraaten said...

Your family is in our prayers more that you know! Your example of faith is one that is truly amazing, and it has given strength to me! What a difference in my life little Anthony and James have made!

Anonymous said...

We have closely followed both Tony and James' updates and have prayed and will continue praying for your family. May our Lord hold you close in His embrace and give you peace and strength. May He protect Abby and guard her little heart. Blessings,
Damian & Donna Marchand
Abiding Savior