Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Close but not home ---YET!

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to send out an email and update you on Easton's situation. 
Last week he had surgery on Friday-- that went well.  He came through that like a trouper.
We were only able to see him for a short while on Friday after surgery-- they wanted him to remain as still and quiet as possible. Sleep was best for him at that point and he received lots of pain medicine.  This was major surgery for the little guy.
He was put on a ventilator to help him breathe.  The pain medicine suppresses his breathing-- the ventilator is just for support, in case he forgets to breathe. By Sunday he was breathing on his own and so that was removed  Sunday afternoon.  Ric and I visited with him Friday, Saturday , and Sunday and were able to see marked improvement.

He's been gradually receiving pedialite to drink and yesterday he was back on Mother's Milk! 
He is almost to full feeds again -- in less than a week.  He is stooling out of his stoma already and we received word today from the Dr's that he may come home as soon as Friday --- or Saturday. 
We are so excited!  Wyntr and Kevin have been waiting for this and are super excited. 

Praise the LORD!

On another note-- we were really blessed to get to sit and talk with the surgeon who performed Easton's surgery.  He is a believer and he shared his faith with us through his testimony and he shared the word of God so freely.  I was encouraged and it is evident that Kevin and Wyntr were encouraged as well. 

This whole time that Easton has been alive and in the hospital I have wondered what the plans of the LORD are for our family-- and how he is going to use Easton's life to be glorified.  I keep looking with faith and I see God's hand at work.  Nothing happens so that God can remain anonymous-- He wants to be glorified.   I am grateful to Dr Hermann for sharing his faith.  God used him in a profound way to speak truth into my own heart.

Dr Hermann shared this verse with us

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him--James 1:5
I keep thinking of this verse ever since meeting Easton's surgeon last friday--- and then  Pastor Jack quoted on Sunday-

Thou art worthy O LORD,to receive glory, honor and power: for thou has created all things and for thy pleasure they are created.  Revelation 4:11
God Bless you
and Thanks for reading!



gail@My Repurposed Life said...

praise the Lord! such good news. I'm very pleased for the entire family!

The Boston Lady said...

It is so good to hear this news. God works through many means and these talented doctors are one of those ways. How wonderful and comforting. I hope sweet Eaton will be home soon.

Prior said...

How wonderful! Glorify His Name! Lezlee

Amy Kinser said...

Thanks for sharing this news! Praise God!!

Coleen's Corner said...

How wonderful! Praise God who never fails. I am so happy for all of you. Faith + faith = miracles! Thanks for keeping us posted, you've been on my mind.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I am so happy to hear how well Easton is doing! I will continue to keep him in my prayers!

Granny said...

That is such great news. I have a tiny slip of paper with Easton's name on it in my prayer box. I'll keep praying for the precious little guy.

Kolein said...

Pat I have been praying for your family and carrying you around in my heart for weeks!

Praise God for the good report!!

Much love,

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Prayers are with you all. Looking forward to another happy update!