Okay, let me start this post by clarifying that I have never been mistaken for or even compared to Martha Stewart! Even though I can cook a pretty mean frozen lasagna!! So, a couple of months ago when I came home from an outing at the park with our friends and announced that I was going to make Linley’s baby food myself, the outburst of laughter from my sweet husband was not entirely unexpected! I told him all of the pros, how the cost would be half as much as regular baby food, how it would be so much better for her, etc. It took some convincing, but he finally came around and realized I was serious. I think the main reasons he agreed was that A- he heard “half the cost” and B- I needed to by one of those Magic Bullets that you see advertised on TV and he has always wanted one!
Yesterday I decided it was time to try some squash. Now this scared me a little considering I had to steam the squash until it was “fork tender” Lucky for me that squash came with a little sticker on it that told me how to cut it and how long to steam it! I thought to myself, “See there are more people out there like me!”. Just when I was feeling pretty confident with myself, Brian said, “You are cutting the rind off of that before you puree it aren’t you ?”. “Oh, ye of little faith” I thought to myself. I am not that bad! Yes, I did cut the rind off, pureed (another term I have learned) it, and froze it in ice cube trays. I guess that is the most “Martha” I have ever felt!
We just received a message from Dr. Matthews. Everything is GOOD!!! There has been no change in the lesion. He said it looked to be very stable! I want to thank everyone who joined us in praying for this result! We are so thankful! I can sleep well tonight, finally!!! Now to HIM who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen. Eph 3:20-21
John-Isaac finally got to have his first day of school after having to miss the first 2! School is his favorite thing in the world so he was very excited! He has the same teacher he had last year and is in the same room so there will be very little he has to adjust to. This makes it easy on him and me! He does have a new aide this year. Her name is Ms. Meeks and she is awesome! We are looking forward to a wonderful year!
John-Isaac and Ms. Meeks.
We are finally home and the kids are all in bed! What a day! Thank you all so much for your prayers!! We could feel them all day long. Everything went as smoothly as it possibly could have. John-Isaac never asked to eat anything the whole time! This was a miracle in itself!! We got checked in on time and the scan only ran about 30 minutes behind schedule (which is very good!). John-Isaac had no side effects from the anesthesia and he woke up fairly easily! We did not get any results today but should have them within 48 hours. Here are a few pics from the day.
getting checked in!
changed into his pajamas.
Watching Toy Story.
After he had his “goofy juice” to relax him.
In recovery, still sleeping.
In his little red wagon under warm blankets. Getting ready to go home.
Awake and ready to go home!
We will be leaving Jonesboro around 9:00 in the morning. We have to be at check in at 12:00 and then John-Isaac’s scan is scheduled for 2:00. He is going to be under general anesthesia so if everything goes well, we should be out of there around 4:00. Here is a list of some specific things I would like everyone to pray for.
1. Please pray that his scan would run on time. The main reason for this request is that John-Isaac cannot have anything to eat after midnight tonight. In the morning he can have up to 12 oz (total) of gaterade until 11:00. After that nothing! With his autism he will not understand why he cannot have anything to eat! And the boy likes to eat!!!
2. Pray for strength for Brian and I. He had the stomach bug yesterday and I have had it all day today!
3. Please pray that John-Isaac will not have any ill effects from the anesthesia. Pray that he would wake up quickly and would not feel sick.
4. And above all pray that there will no change in the lesion and that his headaches will stop.
Thank you all so much. I will update this as soon as I can. I am afraid we will not find out the results tomorrow. Dr. Adada is usually in surgery all day on Monday’s, but as soon as I know something you all will be the first to know!!
Well, with everyone being sick and so much going on I didn’t get to post yesterday. I decided since there has been so much bad this week that I would focus on the positive and list things that I am thankful for this week!
1. I am thankful for Phenergan!!!!! It helps them not to feel as sick and it knocks them out! What could be better!
2. I am thankful that the boys both have wonderful teachers this year! It really helps ease my mind to know that they are in very good hands when I am away from them.
3. I am thankful that I have a husband who is always willing to help.
4. I am thankful for my wonderful friends who I know I can count on for anything and are alway there with a positive word when I am having a tough day!
5. I am thankful above all for a wonderful God who takes care of us everyday and all though He didn’t promise us that life would be a bed of roses. He did promise us that He would always be there with us no matter what we were going through!!
This is a shorter list tonight but what else can I say after that last sentence?
The first week of school is always a tough one, but I can honestly say I have never had one like this!!! We all woke up on time this morning. I came into the living room and John-Isaac was laying in the floor. This was my first red flag as John-Isaac is never just laying anywhere! The only time he is still is when he is asleep! I got him up just in time to run him to the bathroom as he started getting sick! We got Layne ready, got him to school and by 9:20 the phone was ringing and he was sick also! The first week of school and we have already missed a day! Wow! So, now they are vegged out in the floor with buckets beside them, sacked out on Phenergan!Praise the Lord for Phenergan!! John-Isaac was supposed to have his open house for Kindergarten this afternoon and his first day tomorrow, but I have a feeling his first day may not be until Tuesday!
My poor, poor babies!!