Ephesians 3:20 "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us"

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A couple updates:

Well we decorated the house for Christmas, a little earlier than I have done it in the past, but we figured since we haven't decorated for the past two years. It was so much fun and Caleb loves all the decorations. He helped/played with the decorations as I was decorating. It was nice to put his 'hospital Christmas tree' in his bedroom this year! Hopefully it will stay there! I am praying we can keep him out of the hospital this Christmas! Here are a couple pictures...sorry they may not be the best quality as I took them with my cell phone.

It is hard to believe that it was almost a year ago that Caleb finally came back to Children's Hospital after we were at Duke hospital for 7 months. WOW. I actually came across some pictures/videos from my old cell phone yesterday....and wow what a mixture of emotions on memories. I honestly don't want to go into it too much, because it is honestly too hard, but I think there was a time when we weren't aware of how sick he looked when we were waiting for the initial Immune tests/diagnosis to come back. I hope and pray that we can have more happy and healthy memories ! We continue to pray that this tetanus shot will spark his immune system and it starts working. A lot of people have been emailing me asking me when we will know if this shot worked. Well...you have to wait at least a month after the shot is given to draw the labs.
Then is usually takes 3-4 weeks for the lab results to come back. So...a long two months. Caleb's doctors have been awesome emailing and
calling us telling us to keep our chins up. They have been so wonderful to our family.

Also, for those of you who know my cooking abilities ...I am going to try to cook Thanksgiving Dinner. Hopefully we can keep Caleb out of the hospital for this Thanksgiving. If we can, this will be Caleb's first Thanksgiving at home! So what a celebration! So even though we are shut-ins, and live in our little 'bubble' to protect our little man. This is such an exciting time. Appreciate the small things! Be thankful, be Blessed!

Also, thank you to all of those who emailed and called when we got the results back earlier this week and we were a little down. You all are so awesome to us and we are so grateful. God Bless you all.

God Bless Caleb!!


Chris B said...

So very much to be thankful for...and what adorable pictures!! I can only begin to imagine your joy as you filled your home with Christmas with your precious son helping out!!

Much love-

ellen charge said...

have a great thanksgiving i know our little one will do jsut fine for hes a fighter cya in facebook

Eva Nichole said...

Thse pictures are adorable, its so great he is home for Thanksgiving. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers that Caleb can be home for Christmas too.
Crystal and Eva