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

Friday, January 11, 2013

Jubilation!!! And pictures

Seth's virus panel came back negative, and his g-tube surgery is scheduled for the 17th, allowing him to COME HOME not too long after! I think they said about a week.

gastric feeding tube (G-tube or "button") is a tube inserted through a small incision in the abdomen into the stomach and is used for long-term enteral nutrition. One type is the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube which is placed endoscopically. The insertion takes about 20 minutes. (Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feeding_tube)


Smiling for Daddy and the camera
Sweet, gorgeous Seth


Loving his mobile, as always!


Meanwhile, he is laughing, babbling, smiling, and happy, plus is sleeping all night now! It was very nice of the hospital staff to get him through the fussy period and sleeping well, although I know the transition home will no doubt throw a bit of a wrench in the works. No matter, we'll take him with open arms and lots of love and patience (and help from the wonderful home team)!

Speaking of which, here are some new pictures from last night and this morning:

Will

The facial expressions in this one crack me up! Gracie ("Whoa! What is THAT?!?!") and David

How perfect was this? Grace and David are G-rating their own photo! Mind you, it took several tries to get this. :) I was trying to get those bandaid-type cannula-affixing dots on Gracie's face wet enough to remove easily since she's off oxygen now, hooray, hooray! Grace looks bigger in this photo because of the camera angle; she's still almost three pounds lighter than David.

Isaac was absolutely, happily indispensable last night! I kept him running for baby items, unloading grocery bags, watching the little ones in the tub and in the living room, and entertaining whoever was fussy at any given time. This is his solution to both Marcie Jane (left) and Will (right) fussing at the same time: He pulled Marcie Jane's rocking seat over to face Will so they could look at each other while he entertained them both with his antics, rocking, pacifiers, and finger-holding. [Gavin was at the hospital enjoying quality time with Seth, so we were less "well staffed" than usual.]

Marcie Jane was WIPED OUT after her bath!

Will is trying out his big boy seat! This converts to an activity/eating chair with toys/tray, depending on how one rotates it, and the orange part can be removed when they are older so it becomes a booster seat for the toddler years with straps to secure it to dining room chairs. Love it! Have 5. :)




18 comments:

  1. happy for you too cute those little ones! Karen from Canada

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  2. Issac, you're a champ for the great way that you're entertaining those little ones.
    I just didn't realize how big the babys are getting. I know the dates but didn't get the growth with that. Judith

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    1. They sure don't look like preemies anymore, do they?! Thanks for the darling 5-month-old card and the stickers and note for Isaac! Love you, Carrie

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  3. Fabulous news for Seth! Praying all goes well with the procedure.

    The pics are just precious - so good to see them so alert and healthy.

    Thanks be to God for His marvelous blessings!

    NKL

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  4. Precious photos!!! I was feeling for Seth the other day as I read he had to have the swallow and motility test. I had that test last summer and it was so miserable. I am glad to hear that he made it through and everything looks good as far as his tests. He looks like he is ready to get home with his family!

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  5. you guys are the greatest... missing you heaps, hopefully will get to see you soon. I want to hear all the funny stories.Blessings
    James Nelson

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  6. Wonderful news about Seth! I'm sure your counting the days until that little guy gets home! Isaac is wonderful, you can see in his eyes that he is in his glory "multi-tasking" with those little ones, what a wonderful helper you have there! They all look great...prayers continue!

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  7. I just googled this: "baby big boy chair- converts to booster" to try and find this chair, and yours is the first image that comes up! You need to post what kind of chair it is.

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    1. Looks like the Summer Infant Super Seat Booster/Infant Positioner" to me. You can find it on the Toys R Us website.

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  8. Seth is so precious!!! His eyes just melts my heart...from all that he's been through..and the Grace, Mercy,and healing power Of Our faithful God...Praise you Jesus!!! The other Babies are so expressive!!! they seems to be growing SO fast...AND sitting in the chair,,,I can't believe what a Miracle has taken place...the reality of God's work the last several months!!! Thank-you SO MUCH for the updates AND Pictures....I'm sure it's time consuming, but thanks to you both for sharing your life and through praying for all of you, it has strengthen my Faith.....Praise God .thank-you Jesus The Glory Is All Yours!!!! Isaac you are Great..You are a Great big brother!!!

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  9. so happy for you guys, You have a beautiful family.

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  10. Glad y'all can have the g-peg for Seth. Sounds like a lot less invasive then a g-tube which our son had and used totally at first for nourishment. Due to three heart surgeries the cardiologist wanted it to remain in till after is 3rd surgery at 3 years old. It worked great and we are so thankful for how it helped him grow, he was too weak at first to suck well at all. But now that the G-Tube has come out since the last surgery the spot where it was doesn't want to heal up. So it may take an overnight hospital stay with just a little surgery to help it heal. We are praying not but it doesn't look promising. But what you describe Seth getting sounds a lot better and he shouldn't have to have it as long. Tube feeding works great and isn't too bad when you get the hang of it. And with a lot of patience our little guy started slowly bottle feeding at 4 months. And by 11 months was fully off the G-tube. God bless y'all. Your babies and big helper boy are all so sweet!

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  11. Woderful news and wonderful pictures. Seth looks a lot like Will in some of the pictures. All of them are really growing. Amazing what a difference just two weeks makes. Has it really only been two weeks since I left Dallas? Seems like another world ago!!

    Love to all,

    Gail Boemker

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  12. Looks like the "Summer Infant Super Seat Booster/Infant Positioner" to me. You can find it on the Toys R Us Website.

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  13. Wonderful pictures, Carrie!
    Thanks especially for the last one...we sent one SuperSeatBooster to Will, so our whole family was happy to see him "using it" already ;-).
    It will be so fantastic when all the 5 babies will be together at home, a "family-reunion". Praise the Lord it happens soon!
    Love to all of you: Gabriella from Norway.

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  14. They are alle beautiful, but I just love David's face!
    Kate in CT

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  15. Love the photos! I truly think you need to send in the photo of the babies in the tub into Ellen's "caption this". I enjoy reading this blog and love to see how all the babies are progressing so well!

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  16. I LOVE the last one of Will, in his seat!! Such beautiful babies, I love them all sooooooooo much!!!!

    Isaac is def. the best big brother in the world, I'm so proud of him!

    xoxo,

    Katie

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