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wife. mom. adjunct professor. we homeschool. i'm a little bit OCD. i love math. bright colors and geometric designs make me drool. we live with a medical rarity, and Jesus saved his life. through that, Jesus is changing us. The american dream and status quo is overrated...and sometimes just plain wrong. our lives, our family, our careers, our faith are all now filtered through a new lens-- thank you Jesus. welcome to our crazy. feel free to take some of it with you, we have plenty to go around.
It's not the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it.
-- Lena Horne


The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.-- Jesus Christ

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

new day

Today has been good so far. let's recap from last night on. The poop-- btw, thank you to all of you cheering for Ridge's poop...that will probably never cease to amaze me or crack me up. so, anyway, the poop....it is shifting back to greenish, and has blood in it every other time or so-- mucousy blood, so i'm not sure what that means. the docs haven't been in yet today...so here's what the thought process of one doc was- possibly ridge has lower lesions also, below the stomach, as in the lower intestines or the colon. and that could totally be it. however, he is really really seeming to push the poop, but then his diapers aren't very full. so i am wondering if he's having some issues with, as aforementioned, fissures or something like that ... too bad i have no medical intelligence really. and the red stuff is watery, and not mixed in the poop, it just kind of sits on top of it or something. so it's weird. that's that.

last night, around 7ish, Blair (blaire? sorry, blaire/blair), a nurse from the 10th floor who was never our nurse but knows one of my dear dear buds from HS, came down to see us on her way home from work. Ridge was talking it up and grinning and squealing LOUDLY....as in, we've never before seen him act like that. flirt. he also was trying to roll over from back to tummy. now, i'm no dummy and i know he's 4 months old and so that's about a month or more late on rolling over-- but normal kids aren't stuck in a hospital bed for four weeks so far....so anyway, i know you will all be excited about that...and we were too.

last night, he slept from about 10 or 10:30 till 3:30 and then he ate...then he slept till 6:15 or so, ate again, and went back to sleep till 8. Good morning. Brandon stayed the night with me last night and Gibby went home with Sawyer. Brandon got up early, went to get Sawyer for school and then he went on to work. So for about 3 hours I was here w/ Ridge alone, and Gibby was headed back this way. And I was glad to have some one on one time with Ridge- as long as he wasn't going to be super irritable. And guess what? He wasn't. He was totally happy. He even laid in his bed and watched his Praise Baby DVD twice while I was getting ready. He talked to the tv and cooed and squealed. Now Gibby is bouncing him to sleep. Good stuff, so far today.

Waiting on the doctors...hopefully they will be here soon.

Nothing else new,I don't think. Keep praying. Pray that the blood we see is not from a new location...eek. Pray that Ridge would be healed and be well and be whole again. Pray that God would choose to perform a miracle in our lives and that all would know it is from Him and by Him, and that all glory would be given to Him. Pray that Ridge's life and testimony, even so early on, would continue to point others to the grace and mercy and love we all seek and are desperate for.

Love to you all!

alisha, brandon, sawyer, and ridge

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank You Father for seeing to this family's most intricate need small and great. For upholding Ridge and restoring Joy, Your Strength, HalleluYah. Thank You for humor and The Peace that passes all understanding. WE are so grateful for unmeasured mercies Father that are NEW every morning, and that Your Mercy Endures Forever. WE Praise You that YOU Will perfect that which concerns us, Your Mercy, O LORD, Endures Forever; do not forsake The Work of Your Hands. In this we stay in Your Heart, Abba, in Jesus Name of Nazareth, we supplicate small and great need. We Adore and Admire Thee with all our heart, soul, mind and might, loving our neighbor as thyself. Blessed King, Lord and Saviour, We come through The Blood of The Lamb Father, hear our supplications, Answer immediately those intricate places that are delicate, Flawless Father. HalleluYah, Amen. Thank You Blessed Holy Spirit in Spirt and Truth. Hosanna~ WE love you, karenlee

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