"Parks, you can read the book, but you cannot ride your brother!"
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
On this Thanksgiving Day, we are thankful for so much. Wyatt has woken the last two mornings with fever approaching 104 degrees. But by bedtime tonight we were beginning to see signs of the old Wyatt. He was playing with Daddy and brother just like every other night at bedtime. With Tuesday's seizure and the subsequent days of high fever, I must admit I have been a little on edge. We are so thankful he seems to be on the mend.
We barely spent time with my family today and didn't get to spend any time with Todd's family. We wrapped up our Thanksgiving with dinner at the local Waffle House. As much as we love living in a small town, there was absolutely no other restaurant open. And while we were less than thrilled with how our Thanksgiving turned out, I reminded Todd that we would never forget the Thanksgiving we spent at WH...as a family, just the four of us.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The boys were at a Mom's Morning Out program at church this morning when Randi received a call that Wyatt was having a seizure. Luckily, she was in route to pick them up and was only a few minutes away. Apparently, he was beginning to act very tired odd and was starting to spike a fever. They put him in the swing to let him rest. Sometime in the next few minutes he closed his eyes and started having convulsions. His teacher immediately called 911 and got paramedics on site. Randi called me before she had arrived and told me I needed to get back as soon as possible since I was over an hour away from home.
When Randi arrived, Wyatt was already starting to come out of the seizure, they loaded him and Randi in the ambulance to the emergency room. He was lethargic and unresponsive for a while after the convulsions ceased. With Wyatt's neurological history brought on by his prematurity and growth restriction, we had only the worst in mind.
I finally made it to the hospital to find him stripped down to a diaper asleep on Randi's chest in an emergency room bed. His fever was still at 103.2 F when he arrived at the hospital. He was completely out of it. The poor little man. It seems like these things more often than not happen to him. We found out that he had experienced a Febrile Seizure that is due to a rapid rise in temperature. Fortunately, there is only a slight risk that it will be something that develops into any type of epilepsy. To sum it up, it seems his body got too hot too fast and shut down. It is something that he will eventually grow out of, but there is a chance that it will happen again with future fevers. There will be precautions that we will have to take, but it is such an answer to prayer that it is not far, far worse. Our prayer now is that this was an isolated event and we won't have to deal with this in the future.
As you could imagine, he slept most of the rest of the day after we were discharged. He started to show signs of normalcy during our evening hours of play, though he was moving a lot slower and seemed a little off kilter. What a wild day that has left us all drained.....except for Parks, who seemed to absorb all the energy that we were dispelling. He was soooooo wound up, it brought a little comic relief.
We will try to keep everyone posted on Wyatt's status as we monitor him over the next few days. Thanks for everyone's prayers. They were definitely felt today.
Friday, November 14, 2008
As you can see, we are going through some changes here to make this a better blog. You never know what might pop up as I try to retool and expand into new avenues to have this be a more enjoyable site. I am working solo, so please be patient with us. I am not very good at Html.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
A dose of perspective for us to read, the morning after the election.!!!
True/False: The day after the election, regardless of who wins, Jesus will still be King.
True/False: The day after the election, regardless of who wins, our responsibilities as Christians will not have changed one iota.
True/False: The day after the election, regardless of who wins, the greatest agent for social change in America will still be winning the hearts and minds of men and women through the gospel, not legislation.
True/False: The day after the election, regardless of who wins, my primary citizenship will still be in this order – (1) the Kingdom of God , (2) America , not vice-versa.
True/False: The day after the election, regardless of who wins, the tomb will still be empty.
True/False: The day after the election, regardless of who wins, the cross, not the government, will still be our salvation.
True/False: The day after the election, regardless of who wins, our children will still be more concerned with whether or not we spend time with them than with who is President.
True/False: The day after the election, regardless of who wins, my neighbor will still be my neighbor, and loving him/her will still be the second greatest commandment. (Do you remember the first?)
True/False: The day after the election, regardless of who wins, the only way to see abortion ultimately overturned will still be winning men and women to a high view of life through the gospel of Christ.
True/False: The day after the election, regardless of who wins, my retirement will still not match my treasure in Heaven.
True/False: The day after the election, regardless of who wins, “Jesus Is Lord” will still be the greatest truth in the Universe.
True/False: The day after the election, regardless of who wins, we will still know that God is in control. No matter the outcome, I pray that you will remember who you are and who He is.