Sunday, November 20, 2016
Monday, September 23, 2013
I see I left all hanging after Shane's last trip to Boston. His heart cath went very well in February : ) They widened his pulmonary arteries a bit to normalize the blood flow in his lungs to 60/40 for the right and left which flipped it from a 40/60. Shane bounced back quickly. We flew to Boston on a Monday, cath Wednesday, home on Friday! Shane is finally off Lasix and only has his daily aspirin! His speech is very good now, too. I think we understand about 80 % of what he says. He started preschool a couple of weeks ago---the same one Olivia attended. Most of you know we homeschool, but this was a great choice for us on several levels. Shane needed to learn that mom will always come back! This has been the biggest hurdle for him so Olivia and I pack up her books(and stuff) to have kindergarten down the hall from his preschool class : ) His teachers are amazing : ). They have been so gracious and encouraging to both Shane and me. This also gives Olivia and I some uninterrupted one-on-one time!
So now for our events of the past 7 months...................
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Originally Shane was scheduled for a routine heart Cath on February 1st but a cold caused us to reschedule. So we arrived in Boston Monday and had out PreOp yesterday at 7:30 am. e still has a lingering cough but we trust the team that said Shane was clear to have his Cath.
We arrived at 7 am this morning! Yay, we were first on the board. Shane got a dose of "happy juice" at 7:30 and was wheeled back at 8 am. Got one update and from the Lab that he is doing great! Another expected in an hour.
Here is a picture from Monday after a plane trip and 3 train rides! Shane crashed on the way back from Trader Joes!
"As for God, his way is perfect:
The Lord’s word is flawless;
he shields all who take refuge in him.
For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God?
It is God who arms me with strength
and keeps my way secure."
Friday, December 7, 2012
However, I want to push this to the forefront. I mentioned in my last post about Kayla's and Lauren's(our daughters), deep desire to help build and raise funds for the Sangaalo Baby Cottage to provide resources for much needed medicines and everyday necessities. Damalie and her husband, a young couple with two small children, have taken on the task of welcoming orphaned and sick babies into their home living out the life Jesus called us all as Christians to live---"caring for the least of these". They have sold their belongings in order to accommodate and provide for as many children as the Lord places with them by building the Baby Cottage....and they trust He will meet every single need! If you have not already done so, please consider their ministry. Voices for the Voiceless has partnered with them and you can read Damalie's amazing story here.
Please read Kayla and Lauren's letter below and go on over to their blog!
Hello Family and Friends,
As you can see there are incentives!! Give BIG to bring hope to little "Kings and Queens" such as these : ) Thanks be to God!!!!
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Tom, Lauren and Olivia arrived in Boston on Friday night after 15 long hours in the car! We spent Saturday sleeping in and then walking around Boston. Saturday evening we took the T into Cambridge and met the Judges for dinner at Tupelo! The food was good...the company was great! It was fun catching up between pre-school meltdowns. A great treat for my birthday! Dinner and then Home!!