Sunday, March 24, 2013
Friday, March 23, 2012
|First day on the ventilator|
|His little eyebrows turn red when he is excited or upset|
His favorite activity right now is sucking on his hands. His loves his binky, but when its not available, his hands will usually do the trick. He's very excited to have enough control over his arms to get them to his mouth at will ;).
Sunday, February 5, 2012
|Archer on Friday after seeing the doctor|
I could tell from the moment we arrived on the floor that our nurse wanted to get rid him as quickly as possible. He was way too little and too sick to have on the floor and she knew it. She kept hovering over him and saying "he's really working hard." We were only on the floor a couple of hours when the doctor decided that he needed to be in the PICU. He anticipated that Archer was going to get too tired to breathe on his own a would need to be intubated. This scared me to death. I was already having a hard time dealing with the fact that we had to ride over in the ambulance and that my little guy was being admitted to the same hospital where we spent so many months with Lilly. However, when we got to the PICU, I immediately had a peace about the whole situation. The doctor did not immediately intubate, to my great releif, and all the staff were friends from our Lilly days. It was so reassuring and comforting. Despite all my fears and reservations, the Lord knew the whole time that we needed to be in the PICU at Baptist. All the time knowing Archer would be strong enough to breathe on his own without additional help and only Mommy and Daddy needed the comfort and familiarity of the PICU. Only HE is big enough to turn my biggerst fear (the PICU) into my greatest comfort!!
|Still my happy boy!|
|Still happy and waiting to be discharged|
I can't believe how quickly he got sick and equally how quickly he recovered. As hospital visits go, it had to be one of the best experiences. I truly did not anticipate being in the hospital with my 6 week old, but it couldn't have gone better. I am so thankful for my parents who made it so much easier on the girls and for amazing nurses to who immediately welcomed us as old friends and put us as ease. Not to mention our dear friends who brought us food throughout the week and prayed without ceasing for our entire family. We are so grateful.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
As it turns out, one of our friends has an extra house. Literally a house that is just sitting empty that they are going to let us stay in. But, that isn't even the best part. The house is fully furnished! The only things we have to move is our bed and our clothes. There are even dishes in the cabinets! That means we will only have to pack and unpack once!!! We can live in this house rent free for as long as we need and it's conveniently located in Edmond. When options like living in an RV for 30 days we're going through my mind, this is truly an amazing blessing! We looked at the house today and honestly it is so much better than even our rent house that I can't help but feel completely overwhelmed with gratitude at the generosity of our friends . Just the fact that we will have two bathrooms again is enough to make me want to do a little happy dance. So, now we are looking at the best of a bad situation.