Monday, July 19, 2010

Easton and Another baby?

Just dropping a line and a quick photo--
This picture is Easton getting his first taste of the Good stuff-- NOT pedialite - he didn't get much but what he gets is good to him. This was taken almost 3 weeks ago.  I no longer have the internet at home so I post when and where I can.  So if it seems slow for me to get back --that is why.
Hoping that will all change soon.
With Easton
Everything is working well. He is almost to FULL Feeds which for him would be 3 oz.  He is at about 2 oz. now.
His bowel is awake and working well. He is quite the little trooper and becoming quite the big boy- He is up to 8 lbs and 8 oz already!

He is doing so well that it is planned for him to have his second surgery by the end of this week.

**edited to say--- The surgery is scheduled for Friday the 23rd of July 2010 --1 pm
They will be reconnecting the lower bowel in order for it begin to grow and dialate so that he can evacuate normally.

Once he has his surgery then we'll be back at square one
*Bowel waking up
*Tolerating Feeds
*Metabolizing his Nutrition (digesting it and not just pushing it out)
*Weight maintenance (no loss)

On another note:
Our Son Taylor and his wife Kendra are expecting in August. As most of you know they lost a baby at 21 weeks last year--

On Sunday, the 18th,  Kendra was having contractions and went to the Labor and Delivery -- She isn't due until August 22, but delivery is probably going to occur between now and the next 2 weeks.  She is showing all the signs of preterm labor.
She received fluids and ordered strict bedrest for the duration of the pregnancy.  We are praying for her to make it as far as possible -- 40 weeks is best, but after 36 is promising- though premature.

Please remember these two families in prayer -- it is a test of Faith, I'm praying that God be Glorified in all our lives-- through the testimonies and lives of these babies.

I'll leave you with this verse-- I've posted it before, but it is a favorite and something we need to be reminded of daily...The Knowledge of our God is too wonderful and high that we can not attain it.

LORD, You have searched me and known me.
  You know my sitting down and my rising up;
         You understand my thought afar off.
 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
         And are acquainted with all my ways.
  For there is not a word on my tongue,
         But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.
  You have hedged me behind and before,
         And laid Your hand upon me.
  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
         It is high, I cannot attain it.  
Psalm 139:1-6 

God Bless you and Thanks for reading.  


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I am so glad to hear that Easton is doing so well! I will keep both babies and your family in my prayers! I love the verse you have shared!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Prayers from here as well (for everyone!)

Granny said...

I still have little Easton on my daily prayer list and will add the other precious one as well.

nannykim said...

Oh, said a prayer for both! Wow.

Kolein said...

You and your family are in my heart, Pat! I will be praying for them and those babes!!! Go Easton!!!!!

The Boston Lady said...

It was so good to see you post and hear that Easton is doing well. Your whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks.

Prior said...

So, how did the surgery go? I am praying for him and the new babe! Maybe she can hold off giving birth until the 19th, my bday. You have so much going on in your life right now, take care of yourself while you are caring for everyone, else.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Thanks for sharing Pat. Both babies will get my prayers. And you. xo


Coleen's Corner said...

Good to hear from you! I'm glad little Easton is doing so well and am sending prayers things continue that way. Another baby. How wonderful! Praying also things go well with the new babe.

Prior said...

How is everything? Lezlee