Saturday, April 25, 2009

April 25, 2009

Psalm 118:24
This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Gracie...oh little Gracie turned 1 month old yesterday and is incredibly alert, wonderfully expressive, and just so sweet. However, when it comes to eating, this 5lb 15oz little bird has good days and bad. Its funny the things we take for granted,like coming out of the womb knowing how to eat. The more I am educated here, the more I am in awe of how we were designed. She has the desire and the know how, she just poops out a little quicker than most and is having a hard time gaining weight because of it. She has had her tube out for 2 days now and I just found out that she is going to get it put back in tonight. I think this is the right thing to do. We'll just back up a little and get her back on a good schedule. Boy, it was nice seeing her pretty little face without that thing for a while. Please pray that she will continue to eat her full volume and gain weight this week.
The doctors have been amazing and very patient, which we have appreciated. However, if she continues to eat as inconsistently as she is right now, we will have to start talking about a GI tube. This would mean surgically putting a tube in her stomach so that we could feed her if she doesn't take her full volume. Everyone would hate to see this, because we've seen her do so well on her good days and know she can do it. It is completely in God's hands and we are ultimately praying for His will, because He knows what is best for her in the long run. So, we will pray in the mean time and just wait and see what she can do.
Thank you so much for your prayers, support, and hot meals. I can't tell you how nice it is for our family to enjoy family dinner with a home cooked meal when we all get home from our very separate days. :)
Gavin is doing great. In fact he and his WONDERFUL Daddy are on their way home from a UCLA scrimmage at the Rose Bowl. They got to go down to the field and mingle with the players. Although, I heard Gavin was much more interested in running around than getting autographs. They got to have some serious male bonding time centered around what else but FOOOOBALL!
Yesterday, I took a much needed break from the hospital and took Gav's on a date. I left Gracie in wonderfully capable hands for the afternoon and we were off to The Discovery Center, just minutes from the hospital. What a cool place! Gavin had a blast running from one science project to the next, exploring, and climbing. It was so much fun to just be with him and feel like is mom again. He now has a year pass and can get one other person in free with him. I think this is going to work out great for anyone who is watching him this year! Yay! Thank you Lord. :)


The Owens said...

Dear Shelly and Josh,
We have been praying for all of you, Youngs. It is good to hear of God's goodness and grace in your lives. Gracie is as beautiful as Gavin is handsome! We will continue to pray that she is able to fully eat without getting tired.

Blessings and love,
The Owens

thebestbyfarr said...

Dear Shelly and Josh, First, I am so blessed seeing your love for each other and your family each day as you travel down this road with our Savior. You are such a blessing to watch.I continually pray for God's protection over you and his healing for Gracie! I love you so much! Mom or Nana