February 26, 2013

UPDATE (2/26/13)
Beckett had a good day…much better than yesterday. As we walked into the room this morning there were four women just gawking at Beckett. One of them who saw me first said, ‘nothing is wrong, we are all just looking at your son’. Then one nurse said to the other nurse (sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, doesn’t it?) ‘Wow…yup, he’s as cute as you said he was. Good job you guys!’ It’s funny to watch the effect he is having on women at such an early age. 😉 What a heart throb!Maybe an hour later our nurse poked her head into our room and said, ‘you’re gonna love me…..we’re gonna try to bottle feed!’ Leah and I looked at each other with shock and excitement. Beckett handled it ‘well’. He only drank about 2 ml, but did well with it for everything he’s been through. His speech therapist was pleased for his first attempt (other than his real first attempt on day 1 before we became aware of his HLHS).

I then held him for quite a while waiting for the PICC team to come and put in his new PICC line. It was quite nice…just me and him. Leah was sleeping in a recliner in the room and the nurse didn’t come in for quite a while. …..I love my son! 😉 The PICC team finally arrived and worked their magic. It really wasn’t that bad because they gave Beckett a lil of his favorite drug (morphine) and some sedation medicine as well. He fell right to sleep.

His MRSA is truly looking better (just to provide you with a little update on that). We are actually quite pleased with how well he is responding to the antibiotics and treatment. Soooo, I guess, and as always….Go Beckett! 🙂

Beckett is continuing to gain weight. Yay! He’s now up to 7 lbs and 14 oz.This is great news, and yet another area in which we can truly celebrate.

He was going to possibly have another MRV today (to check out the progress of breaking down the clot in his brain), but they have decided to wait until next week. Though we are fine with that, we are quite eager to hear the results. We obviously are hoping for a decrease in size of that clot, or possibly for it to just be gone entirely (unlikely, but you never know!!)

Lastly (and I cannot recall if I’ve shared this yet or not…but it’s just so darn cute), we keep hearing about all these children praying for Beckett. That just melts our hearts. But even cuter, it seems like a growing trend that Baby Beckett isn’t necessarily being prayed for, but rather Baby Bucket. Ha, too cute!

I’ll leave you with some closing scripture. Let us be reminded daily who we serve and give praise to. My mother shared these with me today, and I just had to pass them along:

“The testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” James 1:3-4

“Wait for The Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for The Lord!” Psa 27:14

….we are waiting patiently to take Beckett home…not too soon, and not too late. All in God’s timing.

 — with Leah ‘Whiteley’ Rupp at St.Vincent Women’s Hospital.

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One thought on “February 26, 2013

  1. Linda Rupp says:

    Praise God for answered prayer!
    He is such the cutest little baby!!!!

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