But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Monday, December 3, 2012

Babies sick :(

Well, at least we know part of what was going on the past couple of days. They are just plain sick, all four of the ones at home. Very congested, watery eyes, sneezing, acting miserable, wanting to be held all the time, no fever thank God, and some vomiting - not reflux, not painful or upsetting to them at all, just old-fashioned vomit. So thanks for praying for them to feel better and get better soon! I wonder if they picked up something at their doctor's visits this week (eye exams included; all is well, thank you Lord!)? Or maybe I infected them; a couple of times last week I thought I was getting a scratchy/sore throat. Isaac is so afraid of infecting them he hardly comes near them, so I doubt he's the culprit. :} Life is the culprit, let's face it. Babies get colds. Grace is currently the most miserable, and she's the one on breast milk only, so I can't blame the formula's lack of antibodies! It's this fallen world we live in . . . thank God for all the family and friends helping us through this!!

We are washing hands constantly. We sure don't want to spread it any more. I remind myself, with my Public Health/Epidemiology degree: This is strengthening their immune system, as miserable as it may be. And clearly lots of people have been praying for them, because today was blessedly peaceful despite the illness, and they ate surprisingly well with no real reflux beyond the actual vomit episodes. Thank you all! Thank you, Lord!

Seth is doing well, praise God! Still only requiring oxygen in the 30's and a CP of 6, waiting to wean until his tummy can learn to take his feeds in one smaller block of time - from continuous to 2 hours right now; hopefully down to 30 minutes. His little tummy is suffering gas pains as it learns to digest again. He's had a tube into his small intestine for weeks now, just pulled back into his stomach fairly recently.

Gavin is a great daddy. He spent time with Seth today and was amazingly patient with fussy, miserable babies who wanted to be held while they slept, kissing them on the tops of their little heads repeatedly. I love seeing it! Again, I thank God for His provision.

Blessings to you all,

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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