"What would have become of me had I not believed that I would see the Lord's goodness in the land of the LIVING. Wait, hope for and EXPECT the Lord. Be strong and of good courage and may your heart (Ned) be sturdy and enduring.....Yes, Wait For and Hope For and Expect the Lord."

Psalm 27:13-14 (Amp)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Just Can't Get Into the Swing of This

I'm sure nobody will believe this, but I have the best of intentions of posting on this blog everyday, but, somehow, it just isn't making its way into the routine very well.  I'm gonna keep trying though...so bear with me.

So, what we finally determined was ailing Ned several weeks ago was pleuricy and a stomach ulcer.  By the time we caught both he was on the mend and has been doing much better.  No more screaming his head off night and day...it has made life much more peaceful!  Just in the past several days, he has started that y
acking again and I'm starting to think that was more related to the stomach ulcer and possibly, he has another one.  His white blood count and platlet count has risen quite high again...I'm hoping to talk with his GI docotor tomorrow to see if this could all be related and hopefully find a cause for the recurring problem.

Ned is growing though...currently weighing in around 18lbs...he's quite the heafty one.  He is starting to sit up better, rolls to both side and endures tummy time a bit better.  He is mostly interested in standing though.....I told him it was okay if he skipping the crawling, but it was essential that he learned to sit on his own.  He's not seeing my point of view at the moment so we're facing off over that one.  He is also completely obsessed with his tongue and sticks it out when he grins (I would love to post a picture, but the camera light is way to distracting for him to ever maintain the smile during a photo).

Other than that, things have been pretty "routine" around here, although that isn't a word I would use to describe our household at all anymore. Tonight, Jack stuck the head of a miniature spiderman up his nose...it got stuck.  It put him in a little panic in the bath when he had to tell me it was up there...we eventually blew it out...really gross stuff!  As you can see, we're currently in the "super hero" phase.....

Please pray for baby Nayeli and Carter.  They were both born recently and are working their way through recovery.  Also there was a mom being induced at Chapel Hill today (no website)...her little name is Lizzy Jo, how cute!  I'll update everyone on her condition as soon as I hear something.  These families are facing a very tough battle, they need your constant prayers because they need the presence and foundation of their savior.  

Anyone want to take bets on how long it will take me to post again?  I'm gonna aim for Friday?!


Amy AKA "Baba" said...

So glad for the update. I've been thinking of Ned and wondering how he, and you were doing.

Jack looks adorable in spiderman. Our oldest (3) is in a princess phase and came downstairs tonight, 45 minutes after we put her to bed in her princess costume. We couldn't help but smile despite the bedtime issue.

Hope to see more updates :).


casau said...

betsy,,, thank you for posting again. i am sure that w/ all you have going on on a daily basis this is the last thing you need to have on your mind. glad to hear ned is ccoming along!!!

Tricia said...

Oh he is just too cute! I might have to start a "post more pictures" petition! :D

I got your email and have also had the best intentions of responding, but I know you know how it is! :)

I'm praying that they find the underlying cause of the ulcers. DO you think that either food is moving too fast or not fast enough through his stomach, and that the stomach acids are doing something funny?

I couldn't help but laugh about the Spiderman head. Currently Zachary (2.5) is very much into Spiderman, though I have NO idea how. He's never seen any movies or cartoons. He's determined that when he is potty trained, he's gonna have "Spi-man 'dies." (Spiderman undies!)