Friday, November 17, 2006

Gonzalez's Heart

Gonzalez's Heart

So here is the scoop. We had two lines in Jaden's arms to work with and hopefully make it through the weekend. Well last night one of the lines went bad and his arm got swollen. So we had to remove that one. So today in rounds they all put their heads together and decided that what we will do providing nothing happens from now until then, that Sunday in the morning we will give Jaden his last dose of antibiotics and then they will let us go home. No PIC line will be put in providing all goes as planned. We will then get his last 2 doses of antibiotics by shots. The clinic we go to or home care will give it. Not sure which one yet.

They are trying to get me a surgery date by the time we go home. They said in between Thanksgiving and Christmas sometime. I said I would like a date even if it is tenative. So we will be rolling home in just 2 days. I am so excited. I am nervous at the same time as the kids bring home many bugs from school and activities daily. I need strong prayers that he does not catch anything while we are back home. Obviously this will delay the surgery yet again.

He is doing well and we have been taking many walks on this level as we are not allowed to go anywhere else. He loves to be out of his room and especially loves to flirt with all the nurses. He has actually gotten back on his schedule for sleeping which is amazing.

Thank you all again for your great support and all of your prayers. It means so much to us. I was just telling Steph T. today that I can tell the difference between the families that do not have God in their lives and the ones that do. That ones that do not, walk around with a bad attitude, always seem upset and are always complaining. I was talking with one dad and I told him that God has chosen for his baby boy to have these complications to teach us something very important. He told me he does not believe in God or that way of thinking. I told him I was sorry and that I would tell him these things anyway. He said that was fine. What a way to be able to minister.

I am going to try to get a little nap in while Jaden is taking one but wanted to let you all know what was going on.


Karen said...

Hey Steph,
How exciting that you can go home! Will Jaden be under any restrictions as far as visitors, etc.? I thought maybe for germ sake, but you're right, the kids bring so much home from school. It will be such a nice break for both of you to be home for a while - especially Thanksgiving.

I met with my chaplains at work the other day and told them about your family. We prayed and you are on their churches prayers lists.

Sending lots of hugs & prayers up north!


Steph and Mitch T said...

Whoo Hoo...I've got good news for you too then. My friend has the fabric in and ready to ship. =) So Jaden's "special diaper" will be ready in time for him to take back to the hospital with him. See...all things work out eventually! :D
Steph T