Some of you may have noticed on Facebook a recently posted picture of a great friend of mine. Last night I was blessed with the company of my good friend, Seth. He stayed the night with us, and it was such a therapeutic time for me to enjoy some good ole friendship along with an intentionally willing and listening ear. We’ve been through a lot together (and apart from one another), and this was just a great reminder of what “true friendship” looks like. Thanks Seth.
On to Beckett…
Today was yet another good day. It was fairly uneventful, and really only involved a lot of rest and even some weaning if his ventilator settings. Cardiology (the heart doctor) said that his color is looking much better. And oh…they actually took out his chest tube today (sorry, I guess that’s kind of big news)! That was the tube that was draining his plural effusion. They tried to aspirate it before they pulled it and were unable to pull anything out. We are being told that the results of an x-ray this afternoon showed No. More. Plural. Effusion! Wow, that’s awesome!
A few different doctors came in the last two days and just hovered over Beckett. While just staring at him, they would whisper things like, “You’re just a little fighter, aren’t ya?”, and “Look at you just fighting for your life!” Each time was so precious and gentle, and just affirmed how strong our amazing son is!
My mom decided to stay this week with us once again. She has said that she is basically “of no good” when she is at home because she can only think about Beckett all day long. She doesn’t enjoy seeing Beckett struggle (which is perfectly normal), but she doesn’t handle it too well to even see him on the ventilator either. However, he’s honestly looking much better and she came back today to see him. It was a really neat little moment.
Lastly, and probably not all that necessary to post. But I’ve been working diligently on my Thesis and now have about 18 pages of single-spaced annotated notes for my Chapter 2. That took at lot of focus for me and a lot of discipline in the midst if everything going on the past few days. But now all I have to do is somehow make some sense of it all and officially write my first draft. Yay for me!
One more thing…for those of you who’ve been asking, I actually did send in our Beckett/Gerber logo to Gerber. Not sure if anything will come of it, but I had to at least pass it along….right? 😉
Thanks for the prayers and support everyone! We still desire and appreciate it very much.
— with Seth Abram Bible and Leah ‘Whiteley’ Rupp at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital.
So thanking God for this better day for Beckett and for you. Awesome you were able to have time with your friend and for the encouragement of having him with you (and mom, too). Great job on your thesis work, too! Keep hanging in there and we’ll keep praying. Go Beckett! Go God!