Saturday, September 15, 2012

Much Better Day

Today was almost a 180 for Shane compared to yesterday. We certainly feel all of the prayers as we've witnessed the healing hand of God in our son's life! Praise the Lord!

Shane woke up about 8:45 this morning after a rough evening. However, our amazing nurse, Jess, made sure we both got a great night's sleep! She has so many little tricks to make Shane feel comfortable and at ease here AND she brings me hot tea and asks how I'm doing! I've learned a great lesson in servanthood!

Jess, Shane's awesome nurse, letting him listen to her heart!
Shane only has his O2 and leads to the heart monitor left. His wires to his heart were removed this afternoon and also his last IV! Yay! He is down to 1/2 liter on the oxygen and even went without it for about an hour this evening...he stayed around 91 with some dropping into the 80s. Still very good! He chowed down today and ... TMI alert... asked to go potty 4 times...poopy! I think he calculated how many days he needed to make up for...that would be my "regular" little guy. : ) AND a very important box to check for discharge! He will continue to be weaned off O2 and Monday will have an echo (at least). Hopefully, by then we'll have an Idea of our Boston timeline.

Playing with his train set!

"What shall I return to the Lord
for all his goodness to me?

I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call on the name of the Lord."


Psalm 116:12-13




  1. Hi Susie,
    thanks for a great update. We are very happy he is recovering so well. We had a nice weekend in DC (feel almost guilty to write that). I talked to Tom last night and we're meeting this morning in preschool. So everything is OK. Hope you have at least a little tiny chance to recharge. You are in my prayers. Love and miss you, Simona

    1. Simona, I'm so glad you had a good trip! The weather seemed like it would be perfect! Fall is my favorite etime of the year and it is almost upon us. thank you so much for your help with Olivia! I know she is glad to be home and with her friends. Don 't let her get away with know she is sweet but can be a little rascal ; o ) Love ya, Susie

  2. Susie, we saw Tom at church yesterday and he gave us a good report. Thanks for the pictures. Shane looks like he's doing great. We will continue to pray and seek the Lord's blessing for y'all.

    1. thank you David! Crosswater has been such a huge blessing to us!