Tuesday, April 7, 2009

wonderful news!

Yesterday's appointment went VERY well. Thank you so much for praying. They actually drew blood from Ethan's finger this time, and though he sincerely hated every minute of it, the screaming and fighting was less than when they draw the blood from his arm, so for that I was thankful! His results came back perfect, and we're at the point in Ethan's recovery that we can start to slowly bring him out of his isolation restrictions!

It starts out that for the month of April we start "introducing" him to certain places... grandparents house, the mall when it's not crowded... basically out of large groups of people & still away from direct contact with people that are sick.

Then in May, we can take him out more frequently and around more groups of people (such as restaurants, other peoples homes, have people over at our home etc).

Then in June, increase the frequency and the number of people he has direct contact with... and the idea is that by the end of June he'll be fully restriction-free! We just need to pray that he doesn't get sick (fever/infection) from these exposure exercises and then we're good!

Such a hopeful outlook... I'm beyond relived... beyond thankful.... beyond blessed for how well protected God has kept our little boy!

11 comments:

Dave and Elaine said...

This is WONDERFUL news! Will pray for no illness during this testing period!

carleigh said...

that is so awesome!! wish i was closer so i could come over!!

Amanda D said...

I'm so happy to hear the wonderful news. I will continue to pray for ethan throughout his process of leaving isolation. You get to leave the house with your beautiful baby boy. How exciting!!! Enjoy yourself on these little outings. Even if there are only a couple at first. You guys deserve it. God Bless!

Lorri said...

wow, what great news! It won't be long now until he is out and about enjoying everything!

Auntie Jo said...

Great news!!! We will keep on praying for him. Just in time for his Aunt's wedding! He is going to look so handsome!

Love,

Auntie Jo

Anonymous said...

We are so happy for this new excursion-into-the-big-wide-world news!
Enjoy the time and watch for chances to let Ethan be a grand testimony to God's mercy and healing help.
Maybe the economic downturn has an upside for Ethan.....fewer people are at the mall!!!

Amy said...

Yay! That is great!

The Drama Mama said...

Thank you, Lord! That is such exciting news...lots to look forward to! HUGS!

Judy said...

Kasey, I have been following you for quite a while. What wonderful news this is to be able to go to the grandparents houses. I am a grandma so this is great. I'll pray for all to go well. You all going out as a family is such a Blessing. Enjoy your special trips out. Judy

Lorri said...

Kasey, did you see McMama is bringing Stellan to Boston...I bet it's your hospital too! Maybe you can be a resource for her...check her blog for details.

Love, Lorri S.

Carrie Comstock said...

Sorry...I missed this post somehow when I sent you that last email. Just disregard. ;)

This is great news indeed!