July 15, 2013

UPDATE (7/15/13)

Another great day!

As I sit here typing out this Update, Beckett is crying after just throwing up. I’m trying to look past this isolated incident and recall how calm and relaxed he has been for the vast majority of the day.

Beckett had Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy today. He handled the Physical Therapy ok, but Speech Therapy did try to feed him Applesauce, and he was not having it! He threw it all up and didn’t really enjoy it. We then changed some of his dressings, and I actually got to remove the steri strips off his incision today! Yikers! My wife is the one in the medical field, I’ll stick with business, electronics, ministry and higher education….not the medical stuff. (I am being slightly facetious at this point) It was actually a really cool experience. I sent Leah a picture (cause she wasn’t back at the hospital yet) and told her that I almost passed out (again, just kidding…but she understood why I would say that). His chest/incision is actually looking pretty good. It still needs to heal some, but I’m quite happy with how it’s closing up (but please pray for no infections!).

We also had some visitors again today. We love visitors (as long as you’re healthy ;-)), and Beckett does too!

I spoke with the Cardiologist today (he just so happens to be the one who did all his Caths), and he was beaming. He said that Beckett was looking sooo good! I reminded him of the time he did his second Cath and Beckett’s pressures were a little questionable. It was really neat reminiscing on this side of things. He said that we are definitely still on track for possibly going H.O.M.E. later this week or sometime early next week. I think they just want to watch him have multiple flawless days in a row….and then we’ll get the green light!

Whelp, I paused myself for a few minutes in writing this update to just hang out with my beautiful wife and precious son. Quickly after his “throwing up”, he recovered quite well and just started cooing like crazy…it was awesome. He is totally the cutest lil boy ever! I couldn’t be more proud. It brings me to tears every time I think about how far we’ve come and all that he has fought through. My goodness….to God be the glory!

And lastly, I can’t encourage it enough…please feel free to keep emailing Beckett (please reference the past few updates as to why and how). The emails are amazing, and so encouraging for us to read! I can’t wait until Beckett gets to read them. I did, however, play a mean little joke on Leah again tonight concerning these emails. We were eating out and I flipped my phone her way and asked if she would like to read some of the emails we’ve been getting for Beckett. She, of course, said yes. However, she looked up at me about 10 minutes in to ask a question about one of them and had huge tears in her eyes! I couldn’t help but laugh (but in a “aww, how cute” kind of way). She began to laugh too and asked, “You couldn’t offer for me to read these when we weren’t in a public place, could ya?!” It was funny! Soooo, again…keep ’em coming – we are really enjoying this!


— with Leah ‘Whiteley’ Rupp at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

One thought on “July 15, 2013

  1. Thinking of Beckett and you and Leah and praying for you as you are in the home stretch moving towards going h.o.m.e. What a glorious day that will be.

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