Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Little Afternoon Bloating

It's been nearly THREE weeks without TPN. I don't even know how to process that fact. What an amazing feat! This accomplishment hasn't come without it's challenges though. Each afternoon this week, Joshua feels just terrible. His tummy is so bloated, he's nauseous and we're continually having to decompress his tummy to achieve just a hint of relief. The biggest blessing has been that he doesn't seem to be losing too much fluid, I think he's staying pretty well balanced. Hopefully some of this is his response to the warmer weather we've had recently or the change in med schedule, which I'm changing back to what we were doing before our last hospital stay.

At any rate, to date Joshua is still TPN FREE! We have prayed for this since Joshua was born. Caleb makes sure to keep Joshua on his school's prayer list, too! What an amazing older brother Joshua has. I feel that I don't write nearly enough about our two other sons. We've got such a smart, creative and active trio. The Lord has truly blessed us. Each is so special in his individual way. I'm so thankful for my boys. As chaotic and confusing as my life is, these little boys are the glue that holds me together! Thank you boys!


  1. God knew what He was dong when He blessed you with that trio. He gave, with confidence, them to a family who loved beyond the moon and stars and back again. He chose a family who would sacrifice, for their children, everything it took to make sure they knew they were loved. He looked beyond Mom and Dad to find grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many more extended family members and friends He knew would be there at a moments notice to lend a helping hand and to show these little ones what God's love is all about. And as each day passes He is pleased with His choice. How you, Justin and that trio are loved by so many and we all want you to know...we are here for you, we pray for you and we love all of you. God knew what He was doing when He sent this trio to earth!

  2. I was just reading through your posts and saw that you did make it home. How wonderful!! I'm so happy that things are going well for your beautiful little boy. What a blessing our children are in our lives! It's all worth it.. :) -Amy Eaton