Friday, November 14, 2008

12.02.2007 - Healing

From Julian's COTA Journal.

Today we went on a short outing to the Stone Cup, a local coffee shop here in Lyons. Julian seems to have more and more energy, and seems to be less and less affected by the pain of his surgery. He's still tender when we have to lift him up, but we take it nice and slow. Don't want to over stress that wound as it heals. But by and large, he seems to be returning to his normal, sunny self.

Our big prayer request right now has to do with nutrition. Julian has never been a big fan of eating, and right now, with the new catheter in place, getting his minimum intake into him is a real challenge. Please pray with us that he gets enough food to heal and grow.

Our other big prayer request has to do with infection as the wound heals. The point of entry for the catheter is below the "belt-line" on his diapers, which makes it difficult to keep it dry. Of course, we're under strict instructions to do just that, so we have keep his diaper changed at least once every 2 hours - 24 hours a day. That means that if we put him down at 9 tonight, one (or both) of us will be up at 11, 1, 3, 5 and 7 to change his diaper. So I guess sleep is our third big prayer request.

All in all, I think we're doing pretty well. We report back to TCH for a training orientation this Thursday morning (12/6/07), and begin actual training the following Tuesday (12/11/07). If all goes to plan, we should be finished with training by Thursday 12/20/07 - in time for a quiet Christmas at home.

Thanks for checking in. Until next time...