Sunday, February 22, 2009

eventful couple of days...

Well, kind of. The morning after Ethan's little surgery to have his line removed, he had terrible vomiting. Most likely a delayed reaction from the anesthesia. And then all day he had a low-grade fever. Most likely nothing to do with the surgery/anesthesia/vomiting, but instead a tooth that was about to break through his gums. It was a mildly stressful day because his low-grade fever got up to 101, and you know the drill by now.... if his fever goes over 101.3 it's an automatic trip to the emergency room since he has a weak immune system. I was checking temps in both his ear and under his arm and thankfully, it mostly hovered around 99.5 & 100 and by 10:00 that night, it had dropped to 99.1 and was completely back to normal the next morning. I gotta admit, though, that the whole day of wondering - are we going to the hospital or are we staying home - left me once again EXTREMELY thankful for being at home. I know we don't get to get out much since Ethan can't be in public places just yet, but man oh man, home sweet home is so much better than having to stay in the hospital... trust me... I'll take this isolation period with pleasure if it means we get to have the comforts of home!!

All is much better now. Ethan's chest is healing quite nicely, and his tooth broke through this morning... so we are back to normal around here. Thank you all for praying for us. I'm still amazed at God's mercy and protection over little E. Every day I am overwhelmed that I have another opportunity to be his mom. He's thriving, truly thriving.

His life means so very much to me....

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There's a song that's been in my heart lately. I remember singing it in church when I was a little girl - and to this day - the words ring sweet in my soul.

Oh, how He loves you and me,
Oh, how He loves you and me.
He gave His life, what more could He give;
Oh, how He loves you,
Oh, how He loves me,
Oh, how He loves you and me.

Jesus to Calv'ry did go,
His love for mankind to show.
What He did there brought hope from despair.
Oh, how He loves you,
Oh, how He loves me,
Oh how He loves you and me.
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Oh, how He loves you and me,
Oh, how He loves you and me.
He gave His life, what more could He give;
Oh, how He loves you,
Oh, how He loves me,
Oh, how He loves you and me.

2 comments:

Honea Household said...

Glad Ethan is better. Oh my goodness, we used to sing that song all the time in church when I was a little girl. I love that song. And the message today means more to me than it ever did.

Hollie said...

YAY!! What awesome news!! Thinking about you guys!