Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Nineteen Weeks & Still Going Strong...
July is already here! Where has the time gone? There are moments when it seems only yesterday we were heading out to Chapel Hill to meet our sweet boy for the first time. And then in a blink, he's growing before our very eyes at four & a half months old. We now understand what mom meant when she told us "you kids just grew up so fast!" It seems each day flies by quicker than the last. Our little boy certainly keeps us busy!
We are so blessed to have this precious little boy in our lives. What a relief to have a good report from the pediatrician last Friday. The staph infection has responded well to the IM antibiotic injections, so we've been able to transition Isaac to oral (Gtube) antibiotics instead. Thank goodness! His poor little thighs were getting so tough & sore from the daily muscle shots. He's very brave, rarely crying when getting his shots.
As you know, Isaac's heart has to work twice as hard as a normal heart would. Because of this, his growth has slowed as he requires more calories to support his heart's workload. We're working to find the right balance in his caloric intake without giving him fluid overload as well. So please pray for him in this - that his body would continue to thrive & grow.
Today we trek out to Chapel Hill for a visit with the pulmonologist (basically checking everything from a respiratory standpoint). It will be good to see the familiar faces at UNC & hopefully get the green light that everything continues to go well with Isaac. With each day, I realize we're just one day closer to his next surgery. Our appointment with his cardiologist on the 26th will give us a better understanding on when that will be. Much lies ahead for our precious little boy. Our prayer today is for a good report from his pulmonologist.
Thank you all for your support & prayers for us as we've transitioned home, as well as patience between posts. Isaac's doing well, grows more handsome each day (which means he looks more like his daddy each day), & continues to teach us to trust God with what's most precious to us. Now, its off to UNC!