Monday, November 30, 2009

Prayer request for Tiernan

Luke's heart buddy, Tiernan, was admitted to Mary Bridge on Friday night after being diagnosed in the ER with bacterial pneumonia. Tiernan (3 months old) has coarctation of the aorta and complete AVSD. Pneumonia is scary for any child, but particularly for a heart baby. Please pray for this sweet baby boy and that he is back home safe and sound SOON!

Friday, November 13, 2009

The right direction

We are over 28 pounds! Luke weighed 28 pounds 5 ounces at the dietician's this week. That was a gain of a little over a pound in three months. With that rate of weight gain, we are right on track to hit 31 pounds for the Fontan this summer. Good goin' little buddy!

Even as I typed the above paragraph, a little whispered warning reminded me not to think I know best when it comes to the timing of Luke's next open-heart surgery. I don't. God does. I can't get so focused on getting Luke to the Fontan next August that I lose the ability to hear what God has to say about it all! In all honesty, it would be tough for me if for some reason Luke's doctors want to push off the Fontan another year ... but this next surgery isn't about being emotionally convenient for me. It's about what what is best for Luke, to give him the best chance of a good outcome.

Lord, help me to live in the freedom that you have it all under control!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

It's a toss-up

What's scarier?
A roaring tiger...

Or Daylight Savings Time with a toddler?

Trick or Treat?

Treat: Auntie Jenny celebrated Halloween with us!

Treat: Luke discovered the delicious-ness of Twix and Milky Way's.

Trick: You mean to get this candy I have to say "Trick-or-Treat" to a complete stranger? Count me out!