"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)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

So Sorry!!

I can't say I know how time has gotten away from me so over the past several months other than to say we have been on a rollercoaster with Ned's feeds.  It has consumed our lives to say the least.  He still really isn't tolerating his feeds that well, but after a failed surgical procedure in Charlotte, we have taken him back to Chapel Hill where we feel like we'll eventually get to the bottom of it.  He is currently down 2lbs. and just can't take very much volume at a time at all.  He is refluxing and having bile in his tummy again.  Everyone is certainly perplexed about what is going on with him,  but I am hoping for some resolve in the near future.  He is a completely different child when he is feeling well.  I hate to see how he struggles and seems to be in pain during every feed.  It is such a dread for me to have to start his feeds and he cries from the beginning like he knows it is going to be painful.  Please pray that the Lord will grant Ned some rest and will heal whatever it is in his little GI tract that is so whacked out at the moment.  
When he isn't eating, Ned is very affectionate now and laughs and smiles all the time.  All his seriousness has somewhat disappeared.  I'm going to post some recent pictures of him and Jack and I'll update after Christmas.  I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and very blessed New Year!  You have all played a very important role in our 2008 and I am thankful for your continued prayers and support.

Much love and many blessings,
Travis, Betsy, Jack & Ned