Sunday, January 10, 2010
Great is thy faithfulness...those are the words that enter my mind over and over the past few days. Despite the wretched circumstances, God is faithful! We are enjoying our little peanut (his nickname) so much, each moment is precious. Hezekiah is doing well still except for 2 areas. His open head is showing signs of infection, it appears to only be surface so we are treating it with an antibiotic. He is not uncomfortable and he does not seem to mind it at all. He puts on quite a show for us when I change his head dressing. His face lights up with a huge smile and he coo's loudly to us, it amazes us and we relish it. He also smiles when we touch his sweet face and chin. He has the most perfect, cute, adorable, little lips :) Hezekiah also is dehydrated, his mouth inside is very small so we are feeding him with a syringe. I have started to feed him 6 ml every hour to make sure he is getting nourishment. It takes a 1/2 hour to feed him as I can only give him a little bit at a time so he does not choke. He takes it well although this evening he seemed to struggle with it a bit. We are praying those 2 issues do not cause him any trouble and that we can take care of them quickly. We continue to pray for Hezekiah to suffer no pain. We do not know how long he will be with us but we feel so blessed to have this precious child in our care. His is SO loved by us all!
On Saturday when we arrived home we gave the children their gifts from Hezekiah. We always buy the children a gift from the baby and I am so thankful Hezekiah came home so we could do that. After the children opened their gifts Ken walked over to me and handed me a package and said "This is from Hezekiah". I was surprised because we do not normally buy gifts for one another from the baby. I opened it and it was a Mother's ring shaped like a heart with Hezekiah's birth stone in it. I was trying so hard not to cry but I could not help but weep. And OH how it hurt my incision to cry but that gift was priceless. I have got a great man, so thoughtful!
I am recovering well although I am not getting the sleep I need. It does not appear it will get better anytime soon with Hezekiah being fed every hour but I would not have it any other way.
We appreciate your prayers, comments, and love. In time we will respond to everyone but for now we are enjoying every moment with our son. We thank you for understanding.