June 23, 2013

UPDATE (6/23/13)

Another good day (typing that statement will never get old). Our nurse mentioned that she gave Beckett a bath earlier this morning in addition to weighing him. He’s officially……..drumroll please……just a fuzz over 15 lbs! He lost a little weight around the time of his Cath, but that was expected being that they held his feeds during that time. But he’s not only gained that weight back, he’s now exceeded 15 lbs…..that’s so great!

My Mom & Dad visited this weekend, and both of them got the chance to hold Beckett today! You could tell he was looking at them like, “I feel like I should know you”. But, it did not take long to warm right up. Mom does really well with Beckett, he gets all the attention he could ever want, and then some! It’s great! And Dad is just Dad….all kids love him!

We were also able to FaceTime with Leah earlier….Beckett truly seems to always love that. He quiets right down as if to be thinking, “that looks like mommy, it sounds like mommy….but how is she so little now.” Ok, not really….but kinda. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I then held him for a long time this evening in the fancy recliner. He laid soooo limp in my arms…it was fantastic!

We have had amazing nurses and physicians here at Riley…and quite frankly, everywhere we’ve been. It’s gonna be another upcoming sad transition. Once Beckett has his next surgery, we will be moved over to Riley’s PICU. So, the last few days have been sad saying “goodbye” to nurses that are fulfilling their last shift with Beckett before he moves. That has happened once again today with a great nurse we’ve come to really enjoy and appreciate….but we know they will ALL visit us, and then they’ll get to do non-nurse things with him like kiss and love all over him (a perk his other nurses from St. V’s have enjoyed the past few months since we’ve been here at Riley).

That’s about it. Thanks for the support (as always). Please continue to keep us, and particularly Beckett in your prayers as we are quickly approaching another substantial surgery. Thank You.


โ€” with Leah ‘Whiteley’ Rupp at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

2 thoughts on “June 23, 2013

  1. Reading ‘another good day’ never gets old either. ๐Ÿ™‚ So happy for your mom and dad that they got to have Beckett time today. Grandchildren are our reward as grandparents for not strangling or kids when they were teenagers! I have a sign like that in my office. ๐Ÿ™‚ Be assured of Beckett’s surgery, surgeons, nurses, surgical equipment, etc being lifted in prayer. Keep hanging in there!

  2. child of God says:

    Yea!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love hearing this, another good day. Don’t you just love technology? Facetime, skype they are so great to see our loved ones who are far away. Glad you were able to facetime with Leah.

    Praying and praying often for Beckett and you all.


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