September 15, 2013

UPDATE (9/15/13)

Beckett is still doing well. We are still HOME! Though we are beginning to find some sort of routine, but unfortunately that routine consist of minimum/restless sleep, a rigid schedule, and many appointments. Leah has been a champ keeping it all organized while I try to help as often as I can within my obligations. It’s been extremely exhausting, but we are so thankful to have Beckett finally home (….and STAYING home!)!

It appears we are finally getting close to starting some therapy for Beckett. Though I wish this could have begun the very next day we were home, we were forewarned that it may take quite a few weeks to get “everything” going. So, as I was saying, it appears it may be actually starting as early as next week! Yay! We are excited to continue to see Beckett progress, especially in “normal” things like “tummy time”, crawling, eating, maybe even talking some (…eventually).

We took Beckett out on his first non-medical related field trip…and he did great (well, for the most past). We took Beckett to Anderson University where he witnessed his first collegiate volleyball game. Go Aunt Krissy! He did so well. There were loud buzzers, horns, etc…and Beckett just sat there and watched. In fact, he fell asleep about 1/2 hour into it. Unfortunately, at the end of the game is when he decided to have a mini-meltdown, which, coincidently, was when a bunch of people wanted to come see the infamous Beckett. He greeted them all with a scream…but at least it was memorable, right? πŸ˜‰ Anyways, that was pretty neat, and he slept really well that night in particular. So, going forward, we hope to start taking him out more, especially before the weather gets “nasty”.

Please continue to pray for Beckett’s continual healing in addition to Leah and my fortitude. These past few weeks have been very tiring for the both of us, and for me in particular…I’m officially “under-the-weather”. I believe it’s just a “common cold”, but we were specifically made aware to be cautious of things like a “common cold”, as it could be RSV which would be very dangerous for Beckett to catch. Just please pray for a hedge of protection around our family, as we have not crossed the finish line yet. Leah and I desire (and need) more patience and more strength for Beckett and for one another. We do not want to leave any room for a wedge to subtly form between us or our family. Though I do not believe we are anywhere close to that happening, I believe a preemptive strike on this inevitable threat would be wise.

Thank you all for your continual care and support. We still have people texting us often, bringing us meals, mowing my yard, praying often, etc. etc. Your support and encouragement is so greatly appreciated! “Thank You” is simply not enough.


4 thoughts on “September 15, 2013

  1. Jerriene says:

    I am so pleased that Beckett is doing relatively well. I’ve been with you since before Beckett was born. I have loved you, Leah and Beckett and prayed diligently for you. Our church family is praying, also. I copy the pictures and take them to our ladies group so that all the mothers and grandmothers can admire Beckett and “coo” how cute he is. God bless you and “hang” in there.

  2. child of God says:

    Still home, those are sweet words to read!
    Man, raising children that don’t have medical issues is tough, I can just imagine how tired you two must be. Praying for good sleep for both of you and continued healing and protection for Beckett.

    Thanks for the update. πŸ˜‰

  3. Sharon Crigger-Stokan says:

    Thanks for taking the time from your busy life and schedule to post an update. So great to hear from you and to read that Beckett is doing well – and you all had a fun field trip!? How awesome was that for your family! Thank you, God for your touch on this family! Praying for you all – for a miracle still for your little guy’s healing and for strength, wisdom, patience for you and Leah, for endurance – and for good rest when you are able to sleep. Keep hanging in there and be assured of continued fervent prayers for you all. Way to “Go Beckett” – and mommy and daddy! πŸ˜‰

  4. Bernadette says:

    I’m still here and supporting you with prayers, GREAT news, this is so much more positive than the first time home. I don’t want to overwhelm you with comments so I don’t reply often but my heart is still with you every day!

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