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

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Higher quality pictures; update on Seth

I am so enjoying sitting here at my kitchen table while my little people play in the living room. Will tackling Marcie so he can look at and touch the bright decorations on her onesie, David walking between items and climbing the sofa, David and Grace laughing at each other and following each other around, all the kids smiling at each other. What a fun age this is!

Samantha, God bless her richly, stayed the night with Seth, now that he's back to much more like his normal, happy self. I was very glad to be with him when he was so miserable Friday night and yesterday morning. However, as we all know, the hospital is not a very restful place. They didn't finish admitting him until 3 a.m., then he woke up coughing and crying at 4:30 and 7:30, plus struggled with coughing fits throughout that time. Poor baby! My heart really goes out to those who are in the hospital for extended stays and with much, much more difficult diagnoses, treatments and prognoses, in particular those for whom we prayed/are praying. What stamina and grace is required!

Seth was vomiting quite a bit this morning, so they just gave him some anti-nausea meds via his IV. Please pray he feels better soon, poor kid. We're headed up there in a few minutes (when our wonderful 2nd helper arrives); meanwhile Sam is trying to get him to go back to sleep as he's acting exhausted still.

Seth will be in the hospital until he can be off of oxygen for 24 hours. Given that he's still on a liter of oxygen per minute, that will be at least a couple more days. He's still on IV antibiotics, but will be switched over to oral antibiotics when he's able to go home.

We're so grateful for medical help and the extra help we're getting at home, too, especially as Gavin leaves for PNG this afternoon. Thanks for all your prayers and practical help to us in so many ways.

Gratefully in Christ,

The kids discovered Gavin at his desk yesterday. They've been moving around playing in a group - so cute!
David, as usual, was first in "line," Gracie is in the polka-dots, Will is in the drool-soaked green shirt, and Marcie is the little light green cutie. 

Hooray! It's Daddy!

Hooray! It's Daddy's stuff! (Marcie getting into the magazines)
Poor, pathetic Seth when we were still in the ER (with Samantha)

Seth on Friday night, falling asleep after finally getting settled into the hospital.

Woo-hoo! Seth yesterday, playing in his crib. He is crawling now, as we've mentioned in passing. :)

A better quality version of Seth with Frances - he loved her hospital badge!

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

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

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