Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ’till tomorrow, but children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my baby. Babies don’t keep. – Ruth Hamilton

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Everyday...Things Are Getting Better

Everyday, we get asked, "How is Mack?"  Those simple words mean so much to us!  It's that simple to show you still care about our baby. 

Yes, on an average day he looks and acts like a normal little 2 year old, but really he is still pretty sick.  How do you explain that to people who don't understand?

Right now we celebrate the daily things.  Like Mack not screaming over little things or actually getting some sleep.  We also celebrate the BIG things like his enzyme levels are drastically dropping!!!!  He is on five different medications at this point and we are hoping to take out his PICC line next week at our appointment. 

I haven't been posting much about his progress because we need to try and live a normal life.  We have had some great friends stop by and spend their weekend and weekday nights entertaining us:)  We even had a new babysitter come over on Friday night so we could get out for a few hours.  The kids are still talking about her 2 LB dog-I will post those pics later.

The hardest part of all of this is trying to explain what is going on.  We still don't have all the answers and we don't really know.  It's been nice to have people around us that do try to understand and have gone above and beyond comforting us.  Thank you!

 It's also hard as a mother to go from what was before...

 
To what is now.  It's still my baby, but the medications have made him put on an extreme about of weight.  He doesn't seem to mind and seems to be much happier these days.  I  just feel he looks so different.
We will know more next week-or we may not, but thank you to everyone for asking that simple thing.  He continues to be on MANY prayer lists and we ask for more.  We are getting better everyday, but we certainly aren't finished with this chapter of our lives and need all the support we can get.

5 comments:

  1. All I see is your beautiful smile on his face. :)

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  2. You're so sweet ! Than you for your kind words!

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  3. I love the second picture because he looks so much like Avery! Your positive outlook is very inspiring! I'm glad to hear things are starting to look better!

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    1. Oh Mallory thanks! We miss you and hope all is well.

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