We have had some pretty uneventful days, and for that, I am extremely thankful. Ned had his reflux test yesterday. Again, it showed he had reflux, but what that will mean for his surgery is unknown. I expect that Dr. Adamson, our surgeon, will come by this afternoon sometime since today is a surgery day for him. As a matter of fact, it was supposed to be our surgery day, but I think we're tentatively on the schedule for next Wednesday.
Ned continues to gain weight and look really great. I am starting to work with him on sitting up, rolling over, finding his feet and still learning to suck. He is starting to enjoy our structured and purpose driven "play time". I can't wait to get over there this morning because, like all babies, morning is his most playful time.
I can't think that I have that much more to share, or either I'm just cutting short because I am in a rush to get to him? Anyway, please pray for his continued progress and development. There are also two babies whose families are in the house who could really use your prayers today.
Talisa, who was born in March, I think, was given an hour to live after birth. She has been doing extremely well until yesterday. She started retaining fluid and they are going to have to do surgery today to try to relieve that. Please pray that this surgery will put her back on track to recovery. She has wonderful parents who are really pulling for her survival. How interesting is it that the mom's dad was the trumpet player for James Brown? Very cool.
Logan, is 9 months old and has a genetic disease that affects his bowel. He will eventually need a liver and bowel transplant, but at the moment, he has been unable to rid his body of infection for the past 2 months. His parents are atheist, kinda- they believe in the power of a god, but don't believe in God? Anyway, nobody is praying for Logan. That has broken my heart to think that little boy has struggled so and no one has been lifting up prayers for him. His father isn't the least bit interested in being talked to about salvation, but I do enjoy talking to him. He is a marine who has gone on two deployments into Iraq. I am so grateful for what he does and the life that his sacrifice offers me here at home. He knows that I believe in a God who is only accessible through the saving power of Jesus. Believe it or not, it came up in conversation in a way where we weren't discussing his beliefs at all. Anyway, Logan has been battling this infection for some time and making no progress, please pray that he can overcome it.....
Much love and many blessings to you all!
Betsy, Travis, Jack & Ned