Saturday, April 08, 2006

Pictures from the journey

Now listen here son, you be good for mama and all
these nurses while I'm gone. I expect you to get better
real soon so we can go home when I get back, OK.

Dear Lord, Bless our son and heal him as he sleeps.

Our Little Bugs medicine bin.....Yikes, that's a lot of
drugs....and that's just a one day supply!!!!

Hey guys....I'm not happy with you right now. Please get
that thing out of my arm so I can go back to sleep!!
(This is Connor getting his pic line or central iv line removed.
They suspected that this could be the source of his blood infection
and sure enough it was....when it was tested it came back positive
for staph infection. They are now treating him with the right
antibiotics to attack the infection in his blood.)

Our Friday visit from Uncle Randy.....Our little bug can't
wait for Uncle Randy to teach him how to play baseball &
maybe even some golf. Hurry and grow up little bug, there's
a lot of fun waiting for you!!

Thursday's visit from Grandma M. Connor fell right to
sleep in Grandma's arms. Thanks for the snuggles Grandma!!

Nurse Aleaha getting rid of all the iv lines that were
hooked into Connor's central line. Thursday was also
the day Connor got rid of the TPN (IV Nutrition) and
went 100% on mama's milk fortified with extra formula
calories.....Boy it's nice to see those things gone. Connor
did receive a new IV line, but it doesn't hold as many lines
as before....Yippee!!!

Connor getting a Flowvent treatment to open up his
airways. He is such a trooper, he slept right through it!!!

Nurse Aleaha and Jeremy on Thursday when Connor
got his Ecco-Cardiogram. Everything looks the same
with his heart. No new surprises, so that was good news!!!

Hector the lab guy taking blood cultures from Connor's
head!!! Ouchy, ouchy, ouchy!!!!


Anonymous said...

It is so good to hear that Connor is getting mama's milk! It sounds like things are looking a little more encouraging or at least less wires and stuff.

Gavin (our 4 year older is looking over my shoulder as I was viewing the pics and he wanted me to type a message from him) "Please let Connor eat cereal soon. Dear Jesus thankyou for making Connor better so he can eat cereal and Amen!

Take care Lori

Susanne said...

Hi Lori,

It must be so hard to say good bye to daddy. I just want you to know that your precious family is in my thoughts and prayers daily. Thank you for being so diligent in keeping us informed with all that Connor (and you) have been going through. I thank you for your honesty as well. We all have those
days where we wish we could go back and just do a do over! Hopefully dads time away will go quickly! Hope to see you soon!

Love, Susanne

PS Justin says HI and he is praying
for Connor.

Anonymous said...

Lori ~

I am at my grandma & grandpa Hornshuh's house this week and just a little while ago, grandma was playng hymns on the piano and asked me to come look at the words and as soon as I started to read them, my thoughts went directly to you, Randy & Conner, so I wanted to share them, maybe you know this hymn.....

He Giveth More Grace

He Giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater; He sendeth more strength when the labors increase. To added affliction He addeth his mercy; To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.

His love has no limit;His grace has not measure; His pow'er has no boundary known unto men. For out of His infinite riches in Jesus, He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.

When we have EXHAUSTED our store of endurance, When our strength has failod ere the day is half done, When we reach the end of our hoarded resources, Our Father's full giving is only begun.

His love has no limit; His grace has ot measure; His pow'r has no boundary known unto men. For out of His infinite riches in Jesus, He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again!

Lori I love you and continue to stand on the frontline in prayer.


Haners said...

Hi, I have been following your blog and we have been keeping you in our prayers and thoughts. Our hearts go out to you in all that you are experiencing. Your trust in the Lord is truly inspiring.

We are from Everett and learned about your situation through the Emery blog. We don't know them personally, but attend the same church and have been keeping them in our prayers as well.

The uncle Randy in the picture looks very familiar to us and we are wondering if he is from Everett also and married to Karla? If not, he could be his twin.

We pray the very best for your little Connor and for strength and comfort for you both as you walk this very difficult journey.

Blessings and prayer,
Judy and Milt