Friday, April 9, 2010

Honest and Upbeat

It's hard to know how to strike a balance between being honest here about how Noah is really doing and being upbeat and positive about the whole experience. But I'm gonna take a crack at it tonight. You can tell me how I do. Tonight is our one week annivesary of being in the hospital. (more specifically in room 3038). Noah and I have both decided that it's not the most fun we've ever had. It's almost midnight and what he wants most right now is just to go outside and get some fresh air. I told him that if the weather is nice tomorrow we WILL go out side to the "angel garden".

I wish I had an idea about noah's progress or prognosis, but I really don't. I think at this point they have a couple more shot in the dark tests and then they just say "well, this is one for the medical books". As of right now they are treating him with lovenox and hoping that the clotting will start to resolve. So far there is no evidence that it has. They also drew blood cultures tonight because he continues to get fevers xnd they need to make sure he isn't septic. (infection).

How am I doing so far?

I'm guessing maybe good on honest, not so good on upbeat. Just wait..... It's coming.

It always amazes me how generous and compassionate people are when we are in need. We are so incredibly humbled by everyones love, support, prayers and fasting, and willingness to help in any way they can. We are so grateful for our family and friends who have helped take care of hunter and Jake. And for those who have come to visit us in the hospital, and for the meals and phone calls and messages of concern and for all of you who are praying for Noah and our family. As hard as it is sometimes to go through trials, it really makes it easier to know we certainly are NOT alone.

Love ya everyone, goodnight.


kristie said...

Our kids mention Noah in every prayer! We all are hoping that they find out the cause of his problems, and soon. We'll continue to keep you in our prayers.

Tanya said...

I hope Noah gets his wish of being in the fresh air today! Noah and your family are in prayers and thoughts. Please, please let me know where we can help.

Skeet said...

Thanks guys. Noah did get some fresh air today and he also got to play with his brothers. I'm pretty sure THAT made his day. He has been missing them alot.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Aww shucks. I just looked at all the cute pics. Soooooo cute to see that. And you did a great job of balancing upbeat and honest. Now I'm going to go through and see if you were upbeat enough during the first week.

Then I'm going to go smack Dan around a bit.


LY, Dan.

Personally, I'm shocked that you and Noah decided that this hasn't been the most fun you've ever had.

Very cool that you got to go home and spend the night in your own bed. Bet that was awesome!